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Short Courses

Our short courses offer many ways to study

Short courses are an inexpensive and flexible way to build towards the vocation you want or a good way to expand your personal learning and professional development.

Short courses can be taken in two ways:

For the Joy of Learning (Audit)

This option means there is no coursework or assignments but full participation in the class.

  • Undergraduate course Fee: £90
  • Postgraduate course Fee: £270

For more advanced learning (Credit)

Classes can also be taken for NTC credit (dependent on completing successfully the coursework or assignments) without committing to a University of Manchester programme. However, up to 6 earned NTC credit units at level 4 can be transferred into the first year of a University of Manchester undergraduate programme.

  • Undergraduate course Fee: £225 for first 10 credit unit taken and £360 thereafter for each 10 credit unit
  • Postgraduate course Fee: £1549 Includes coursework and credit
  • Postgraduate course International Fee: £2112

Undergraduate short courses available in Spring 2021

Psalms and Wisdom

Join us as we explore the many ways in which the Hebrew Wisdom tradition attempts to address the problems of everyday life and of divine justice. We will also discover and delve into Hebrew poetry, especially in the book of Psalms.

Dates and Times: Tuesday, June 1 to Friday June 4 (3 sessions per day)

  • Session 1: 9:15am to 11am
  • Session 2: 11:20am to 1pm
  • Session 3: 1:45pm to 3:25pm (no afternoon session on the final day – Friday)

Lecturer: Samuel Hildebrandt BA, MA, PhD (Edinburgh) Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament)

Course Code: OT5203

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Contemporary Issues: What in the World is Going On? 

Examining the Pandemic, Climate Change, and Mass Migration with the Eyes of Faith

Dates: Tuesday, June 1 to Friday June 4 (3 sessions per day)

  • Session 1: 9:15am to 11am
  • Session 2: 11:20am to 1pm
  • Session 3: 1:45pm to 3:25pm (no afternoon session on the final day – Friday)

Lecturer: Revd Wes White BMus, MDiv, DMin, PhD (Notre Dame) Visiting Lecturer and Centre  Lecturer and Centre Co-ordinator for Neopolis

Course Code: ST4190

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Church History

Come and journey with us as we introduce you to the history of the Christian Church from its earliest beginnings in Jerusalem to the turn of the twenty-first century.

Dates and Times: Tuesday June 1 to Friday June 4, 2021

  • Morning 12:30pm to 2:45pm
  • Afternoon 3:30pm to 5:45pm

Lecturer: Robert Pelfrey

Course Code: CH4120

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Wesley Studies

On this course we will examine the origins and development of the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival in Britain with a focus on the life and work of John Wesley.

Dates: June 7 to June 11, 2021

Lecturer: Geordan Hammond

Course Code: CH5304

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New Forms of Church

Dates: June 7 to June 11, 2021

Join us on an exploration and evaluation of new models of Church, and the theological issues that shape them, to enable you to develop skills and practices that allow you to engage in this aspect of mission.

Lecturer: To be Confirmed

Course Code: PT6305

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Postgraduate short courses available in 2020-2021

Christian Spirituality

This class considers the culture and practices of a range of Christian spiritual traditions, crossing historical and cultural boundaries, and including contemporary expressions of spirituality. It explores the relationship between theology and spirituality, and includes an experiential element through accompanying spiritual exercises.

Dates: June 5th – 12th 2021

Course Code: PT7500

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Leadership and Change

This class explores and analyses issues and questions around the practice of leadership and change management. The aim of this course unit is to help students to reflect critically on their own practice of leadership and to use the biblical, theological and theoretical knowledge for holistic personal growth for the benefit of those whom they lead and for others.

Dates: June 5th – 12th 2021

Course Code: PT7631

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Christian Approaches to Humanitarian/Development Practices

The class will develop an understanding of humanitarian/development practice and grapple with key issues that emerge in relation to ethics, good practice, and theological frameworks. Theology will be drawn upon as a method of critique and a dialogue partner to shape good practice in humanitarian/development work as practised primarily by the church or other faith-based organisations within a wide range of contexts. The class will identify methods of challenging poor practice where it may exist and enhance good practices in relation to the church/faith-based organisations and humanitarian/development through reflection on practice alongside exploring key literature.

Dates: June 5th – 12th 2021

Course Code: ST7670

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Short courses available this Autumn 2o21

  • BS4110 Intro to Biblical Studies
  • BS4130 Story of God
  • NT5202 Paul and His Epistles
  • OT5203 Psalms and Wisdom
  • OT5301 Hebrew Language
  • 20 credit OT unit – TBC
  • CT5001 Knowing God as Triune
  • CH5201 Early Church
  • CH4120 Church History
  • CT4001 Knowing God in Christ
  • CT6000 Knowing God: Christian Hope
  • PT4130 Spiritual Formation
  • ST6305 Social Justice
  • PT5295 Professional and Reflective Practice
  • ST6330 Islam in Contemporary Britain
  • PT6302 Theology of Mission
  • ST4190/6390 Contemporary Issues: Anti-Racist Practice
  • ST4150 Youth and Community Essentials
  • ST6350 Youth and Community Applications

NTC Online Non-validated short Courses

NTC Online is an exciting new initiative, designed for persons who have an interest in learning more about the Bible, theology, church history, or ministry, but do not have the time, nor the need, to pursue a degree-level qualification*.

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Manchester Bible School

The courses are suitable for Christians with a basic grounding in the faith, but who want to increase their knowledge of God’s Word to help them in their Christian lives and service. Some courses aim to introduce topics, while others will build on previous courses to deepen engagement with the topic.

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