News — 8th March 2019
Opening doors to full time study in the UK.
Ten years ago, after changes to British Visa controls suddenly meant that NTC and other theological colleges could no longer welcome full-time international students and their families, we argued strongly that this was a short sighted and misguided: thankfully it’s all changed!
This year, NTC, approved by the new ‘Office for Students’ as a ’registered provider’, is under new regulations. We are once again on the same ground as Universities, which acts as one more sign of the College’s excellence in all kinds of ways. This is particularly good news for our postgraduate students, at MA and PhD level.
We are once again on the same ground as Universities, which acts as one more sign of the College’s excellence in all kinds of ways.
MA students and their families will be able to move to Manchester, to complete their Master’s level study over twelve months of full time study. PhD students will, once again, be able to be a full part of the NTC research community, and we look forward to gathering a significant ‘on campus’ cohort of students, to complement the already healthy part-time numbers that undertake research from home, coming to Campus for a summer residency.
The full-time option means students will be fully engaged with a rich College and University of Manchester research environment, and, should they choose, could undertake academic and administrative duties, alongside their studies, to help prepare them for their future roles: taking on, as appropriate, roles as teaching assistants and tutors, or team-teaching responsibilities, where College faculty can help to shape and mentor them. Their spouses will also be able to take on work in the UK, helping to defray costs.
A key part of the College’s vision is to help develop capacity in theological education for the Global Church, and so this opens another door through which NTC can offer study opportunities to Global scholars.
For further information, contact the College at email@example.com or see below for more information