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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: £1575 Includes coursework and credit
  • Postgraduate course International Fee: £2150

Undergraduate short courses available in Autumn 2021

Semester term dates: Classes begin Monday, 27 September 2021 and end Monday, 20 December 2021 (inclusive). There will be no classes on Monday 11 October (college community work day) and during Reading and Research week, 1-5 November.

BS4110 Introduction to Biblical Studies (Mondays 11:20 – 13:00)

An introduction to the philosophical and theological presuppositions in biblical studies, designed to encourage the student to develop sound exegetical techniques through a judicious examination of various critical methods.

ST6305 Social Justice (Tuesdays 9:15 – 10:55)

An exploration of the basis for social responsibility in the context of the mission of the church.

CT4000 Knowing God in Christ (Tuesdays 13:45 – 15:25)

In this course students will learn to think theologically through a detailed examination of Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ. Students will discover that theology is not a list of facts about belief, but a way of thinking about God and the world.

CH4120 Church History (Wednesdays 9:15 – 10:55)

To trace the development of the Christian Church from its beginnings in Jerusalem to the turn of the twenty-first century, assessing the significance of various leaders, thinkers and movements.

PT4130 Spiritual Formation (Wednesdays 13:45 – 15:25)

This course will encourage students to engage, reflect and develop their own spiritual formation through exploration of historical and contemporary practices.

BS4130Z The Story of God (Wednesday evenings – FULLY ONLINE!)

This course 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.

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Postgraduate short courses available in Autumn 2021

Leading Enterprises

Understanding how enterprises function is essential knowledge for any person leading or managing a faith-based organisation.  Whether the organisation is a start-up or an established enterprise, the Leading Enterprises course will explore established and innovative leadership principles.  Drawing from empirical leadership commentary, organisational life cycles and personal reflective practice, the course will bring together a body of learning that will enable the Christian Leader to lead better where they are.  “What do you know now that you wished you knew when you started?” is a question many enterprise leaders reflect on after they have begun their journey.  The Leading Enterprises course aims to fill that knowledge gap.

Dates: Friday and Saturday 5-6 November,  12-13 November, 19-20 November

Lecturer: Dr. Ash Barker

Course Code: PT7631

The Seminars are online by zoom, with the option to join the zoom class while in residence at The Greenhouse facility at Barnes Close, near Birmingham

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Short courses (full list) available this Autumn 2021

  • 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
  • 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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