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Why join us as an undergraduate?

Undergraduate courses at NTC can open many doors – to ministry, community work or continued education. In fact, recent graduates have gone on to find roles in some fascinating settings, in the UK and abroad.

To give you greater flexibility, all of our courses are modular. This means the course can form a qualification in its own right or it can be used to build credits in your ‘learning account’. These credits can then go towards an award from the College.

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Undergraduate Course Options

We offer several distinct BA degree pathways within the main BA in Theology: Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, Youth and Community. Each pathway has a combination of ‘required units’ and ‘elective units’. The ‘required units’ make sure that the core elements are in place. The ‘elective units’ allow you to choose areas of particular interest from the full range of units on offer.

Although all ‘required units’ are available each year, many ‘elective units’ are available on a two-year cycle. The table below lets you see how our three study pathways are normally designed.

Course Credits

To graduate, candidates will need to earn a certain number of course credits. For certificate courses, the total is 120 credits. Diplomas require 240 credits and degree courses 360 credits.

Nazarene Theological College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering programmes developed by Nazarene Theological College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester.

Each unit of a course earns credits in one of three subject areas:

  • Biblical Studies – Course units in specific areas of Old and New Testament, Biblical languages and interpretation.
  • Christian Theology and Church History – Course units in Christian Dogmatics, Philosophical Theology and Church History.
  • Practical and Social Theology – Course units in a wide range of ministry subjects as well as in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including English Literature, Youth Work, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Comparative Religion.

Learn more about our undergraduate pathways including the number of course credits:

If taken full time, the Diploma courses usually take two years to complete and Certificate courses take one-year full time. Alternatively, all courses can be taken part-time, if that suits your work or family life better.

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