AS4100 Communications 1
An examination of aspects of communication including communication skills, communication through public speaking, and communication through the media.
AS4110 Communications 2: Faith and the Media
Further development of communication theory and skills: The student will investigate how Christians can and should engage the various broadcast media forms, and will examine their appropriateness for faith-based communication.
AS4120 English Literature 1
A survey of English Literature from Beowulf to Jane Austen which reads literature with critical perception, through awareness of historical context and of literary genre.
AS4130 English Literature 2
A study of a wide range of 19th and 20th century writers in English.
AS4140 Modern British History
A study of political, social, economic and cultural trends and developments, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe with particular attention to Britain.
AS4160 Introduction to Western Thought
A broad historical survey of the development of western philosophy and some contemporary world views as a general background to the study of theology.
AS4170 Group Work
To introduce students to the theory and concepts of group work, and develop competence and experience in working with and in groups in multiple settings.
AS5210 Theological German 1
To to introduce students to the German language as a foundation for academic study of German texts.
AS5220 Theological German 2
To build on the foundation established in AS5210, to reach the stage where students can undertake the academic study of German texts.
To explore and develop the philosophy, skills, and practices of management and supervision of organisations and individuals required for professional engagement in youth work and ministry in and beyond Christian settings.
AS6300 Research Methods – BA Dissertation
Supports the student through the BA dissertation, from formulating the proposal to final submission.
PT4103 Theories and Strategies of Evangelism
An examination of holistic approaches to evangelism, and a critical reflection on the Church’s approaches to evangelism.
PT4130 Spiritual Formation
A study of the voluntary responses of the individual believer to the saving grace of God in Christ which in turn results in a conscious relationship with God through the indwelling Holy Spirit and is demonstrated in the community of believers and to the world.
PT4140 Foundations for Urban Ministry
To develop critical awareness of the need for urban ministry to the poor and working classes, minority groups, marginalised urban residents, and other urban dwellers.
PT4170 Youth and Pastoral Care 1 (pre-2016 entry)
Basic principles and application of pastoral care, specifically related to adolescents; an introduction to support resources and agencies.
PT4180 Understanding People
This unit will draw on perspectives of theology and the social sciences to enable students to understand and critically reflect on models of human development and community development within the context of youth and community work and Christian ministry.
PT4191 Professional Practice 1 (pre-2016 entry)
Critical reflection on a variety of issues which arise in a placement setting, to develop competencies in group analysis and facilitation.
PT4192 Preparing for Professional Practice
This unit introduces students to the professional requirements and skills involved in youth and community practice. This includes personal time management, critical and theological reflection on practice, safeguarding and child protection, ethical expectations, health and safety and continual professional development.
PT4193 Youth and Community Work Placement 1
This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn the initial skills involved in youth and community work and ministry whilst undertaking supervised practice and classroom-based learning.
A combination of sermon laboratory and sermon clinic followed by critical evaluation of content, construction and delivery.
PT5210 Pastoral Care and Theology
An introduction to Christian pastoral care principles and techniques, with a particular focus on the local congregation.
PT5220 Growing Healthy Churches
An examination of the growth and development of the local congregation from the perspective of Church Growth theory.
PT5280 Supporting People
Students will consider philosophical, theological, counselling and developmental concepts and seek to integrate them into a holistic model of pastoral care specifically related to adolescents. The implications of the module for practice in a placement setting will be examined throughout the unit.
PT5250 Church Polity and Practice
A consideration of church polity and practice, with particular attention to church regulation, administration, and ritual.
PT5270 Youth & Pastoral Care 2 (pre-2016 entry)
A study of the theological foundations for pastoral care, and their application for working with adolescents. Prerequisite: PT4170.
PT5291 Professional Practice 2 (pre-2016 entry)
Critical reflection on issues which arise in a placement setting, to develop competencies in group analysis and facilitation, enhance group working skills and reinforce best practice.
PT5292 Alternative Placement
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills involved in youth and community work and ministry whilst undertaking supervised practice in a setting distinctly different to their other placement(s). Prerequisites: PT4192, PT4193.
PT5293 Youth and Community Work Placement 2
This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn the intermediate skills involved in youth and community work and ministry whilst undertaking supervised practice and classroom-based learning. Prerequisites: PT4192, PT4193.
PT5330 Marriage and the Family
A study of the functions and structures of the family within society.
PT5299 Practice-Based Learning
This course gives students the opportunity to undertake field-based learning in a supervised ministry environment.
PT6305 New Forms of Church
An exploration and evaluation of new models of Church, and the theological issues that shape them, to enable students to develop skills and practices that allow them to engage in this aspect of mission.
PT6310 Christian Leadership
A consideration of issues of administration in the local church or parachurch agency and leadership in church and community.
PT6320 Starting Healthy Churches
A critical examination of church planting as a major strategy for church growth.
PT6370 Worship and Sacraments
An examination of the nature and form of Christian worship including specific attention to hymnology and church music.
PT6380 Socialisation (pre-2016 entry)
A study and critique of incarnational and relational approaches to enabling young people to understand themselves and be integrated into broader communities (including faith-based communities).
PT6393 Youth and Community Work Placement 3
This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn the professional-level skills involved in youth and community work and ministry whilst undertaking supervised practice and classroom-based learning. Prerequisites: PT4192, PT4193, PT5293.
PT6394 Urban Ministry Project
A semester-long attachment to a local urban church or parachurch organisation.