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Short Courses
A student on a short course looks endearingly towards the Theology lecturer Photo: Marlena White

Our short courses offer many ways to study

Why not explore learning with Nazarene Theological College, enhance your personal or ministerial formation, or build on the units you’ve studied by taking an evening class or one of our other flexible study options?

There are numerous ways to study on a short-term basis. Whether it’s a single class that interests you or a number of classes over a longer period, the chance to become part of the academic community here at NTC is yours. The following information will help you decide what to register for:

Audit/Credit Classes (One-off classes)

NTC welcomes students who simply want to take a course unit or two. ‘Audit students’ don’t have to go through the formality of application and interviews, but can simply register online using the link below before the start of the semester. There are no examinations or coursework for audit classes so you can join in simply for the pleasure of learning!
Individual evening classes and day classes can also be taken for credit (dependent on completing all the coursework), but without committing to a full college programme. Course units earned can then be transferred into a Certificate, Diploma, or full Degree course. Each class is two hours long and usually run for eleven weeks through the semester or a one-week ‘intensive’.

Click HERE to register online for individual evening or daytime classes or email enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk


Autumn 2018 UG weekly courses (Manchester and Glasgow)

Each class is two hours long and usually runs for eleven weeks through the semester, commencing the week beginning September 24th. Last date to register for Autumn classes is October 5th 2018.

Manchester

Mondays

  • ST6630 Islam in Contemporary Britain (8:45-10:45am)

Islam in Contemporary Britain is an advanced unit that will explore the character, beliefs and lifestyle of  Muslim communities in Britain. This practically relevant unit seeks to enable students to develop the skill to engage with both Islam as a faith and to share with Muslims in their local neighbourhoods, developing appropriate relationships of encounter, co-operation and influence. This unit is run in partnership with The Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam.

 

Tuesdays

  • BS4130 Story of God: Introduction Biblical Theology (8:45-10:45am)

The Story of God unit is designed to introduce the grand narrative of scripture with its focus on the mission of God from creation to the new heaven and earth. It is intended to help prepare students for further studies in Biblical theology but will be of interest to anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible.

  • CT4100 Introduction to Christian Theology (3:30-5:30pm)

Introduction to Christian Theology provides an introductory examination of Christian Theology and doctrine. The student will explore the claims of Christian theology both as a distinctive academic discipline and as a means of reflection for the life of the Church in its current social setting. As such, it is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of Christian thought as well as develop the student’s ability to engage with a variety of contexts in theological analysis. A great way to step into studying Christian history and theology.

  • ST4190 Contemporary Issues: Believing in Music (7:00-9:00pm)

This Contemporary Issues unit considers the relation of music to Christian faith and theology. The class will learn about the historical uses of music in Christianity, and consider the ways in which music can shape our theological and spiritual imaginations. The spiritual dimension of various forms of music will be considered, both sacred and secular, high and popular. We will investigate the spiritual and theological potential for music in contemporary culture. No musical ability in theory or practice is required to take this class.

 

Wednesdays

  • ST4141 Missional Leadership and Disciple-making Cultures (11:00am-1:00pm)

The Missional Leadership and Disciple-making Cultures unit explores an approach to leadership that fosters an overall ethos of discipleship.  The unit will set this in the particular context of missional objectives as they relate to church ministry, work, and the personal life of the leader.  It will seek understanding of and commitment to whole-life discipleship.  It will consider what it means to actively pursue the formation of a disciple-making culture in ministry and will also give consideration to the corollary question of leadership that proactively seeks to disciple the culture in specific community contexts.  The unit will also examine the relationship between both personal and collective spiritual formation and its impact on leadership that is deliberately missional in focus.

  • BS4110 Introduction to Biblical Studies (1:30-3:30pm)

Introduction to Biblical Studies is intended to introduce the beginner student to the world of academic Biblical Studies by engaging with questions of provenance of texts, and canon and authority, beginning the practice of exegesis and Biblical interpretation, and discussing the validity of a range of approaches to Biblical studies from ancient to contemporary.

 

Glasgow

Tuesdays

  • BS4100 Introduction to Biblical Studies (2:30-4:30pm)

Introduction to Biblical Studies is intended to introduce the beginner student to the world of academic Biblical Studies by engaging with questions of provenance of texts, and canon and authority, beginning the practice of exegesis and Biblical interpretation, and discussing the validity of a range of approaches to Biblical studies from ancient to contemporary.

Thursdays

  • ST6305 Social Justice (9:45am-12:00pm)

Social Justice is an advanced course unit through which aspects of the concept of social justice as an integral aspect of Christian theology and practice is explored. Drawing on an understanding of our global cultural context and recognising some of the complex social problems, the course encourages and enables students to develop skills in critical thinking and alternative behaviour, considering this at a personal, ecclesial and political level. The unit will examine various attempts at engaging/solving social problems, and practices that lead to social action, and social and economic justice. This is a great course for those who want to think deeply about these issues and to think about their own practical involvement in a range of social justice issues and contexts.

  • CT4100 Introduction to Christian Theology (Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm)

Introduction to Christian Theology provides an introductory examination of Christian Theology and doctrine. The student will explore the claims of Christian theology both as a distinctive academic discipline and as a means of reflection for the life of the Church in its current social setting. As such, it is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of Christian thought as well as develop the student’s ability to engage with a variety of contexts in theological analysis. A great way to step into studying Christian history and theology.

 

Click HERE to register online for an autumn semester course


Special rates for UG units

    • Audit only £90 per 10 credit unit (no coursework, just participate in the class)
    • ‘Taster’ Unit £225 (includes coursework and credit if this is your first 10 credit unit)

(Full price after first unit if completing for credit, £595 per 10 credit unit)

Intensive Units

The College has two short ‘intensive’ sessions: one is in January, and one in May. There is also one in September for the Glasgow and Manchester-based Youth and Community students. This allows full- and part-time students to take a course unit within a one-week intensive period (for undergraduates) or one to two week period (for MA units); classes usually run from 9am-3:30pm.  The next set of Undergraduate and Postgraduate intensives are:

  • Undergraduate intensive units 2018-19 (Manchester)

  • November 12th-15th 2018: PT5250 Polity and Practice unit for Nazarene pastors (Glasgow Learning Centre)
  • January 14th-18th 2019: CT5320 Theology of Mission; PT5280 (Youth & Community) Empowering People
  • January 21st-25th 2019: OT5203 Psalms and Wisdom; CH4120 Church History; PT5310 Christian Leadership
  • May 13th-17th 2019: PT4103 Theories and Strategies of Evangelism; CT6340 Trajectories in Wesleyan Theology
  • May 20th-25th 2019: OT5202 Prophets; CH5305 Wesley Studies; PT6320 Starting Healthy Churches

To register please use the online forms above or email enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk for more information and details of forthcoming MA intensive units.

Download the full Academic Calendars for Manchester and Glasgow