Year One is the entry point for those completing the course in three years.
This course covers subjects in three disciplines: • Biblical Studies • Theological Studies • Practical Theology
The focus of Year One will be narrowed more to the realm of religion and its relations to the history of thought, contemporary culture and society, and personal experience of spirituality and faith. You will be exposed to a variety of ideas from philosophy, sociology, biblical studies and biblical spirituality. At the same time, you will be able to explore, compare and evaluate these ideas from a biblical perspective. YEAR TWO
In Year Two you will start exploring issues related to biblical theology and ethics. Modules such as Prophetic Writings of the Old Testament and Acts and Epistles will provide insight into the exciting world of the prophets and the early Christian church. YEAR THREE
Your final year of study will focus more on research. Six credits of this final year will be taken as a research project in addition to your other modules.
Biblical Studies modules, such as Acts and Epistles, seek to enable you to understand and interpret biblical texts within their historical, socio-cultural and literary contexts. Theological Studies modules encourage you to consider a variety of important issues raised by the Biblical texts, such as the concept and nature of God. You will first learn how Christians in previous eras dealt with the issues in question before going on to formulate and defend your own positions. Practical Theology modules seek to develop your ability to apply the results of biblical and theological reflection in your own life, church and community.
The official College Prospectus for the academic year 2020/21