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Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

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Full time | Trinity College, Bristol | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Ministry (Religion) Religious Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission takes one year to complete when studied full time and is accredited by Durham University.

This programme is most suitable for someone who has completed either a diploma or foundation degree in theology and is looking to progress towards the MA. We only offer the Graduate Diploma to students who have completed 240 credits of theology elsewhere. International students need to have an IELTS (International English Language Test Score) of 6.5 and the English language test must have been taken within the last two years.

The GradDip is assessed at Levels 5 and 6 and you’re required to take enough modules to add up to 120 credits. Take a look at our sample module list for an idea of the topics with which you may engage.

Overview

The purpose of assessments is to ensure that you have achieved the learning outcomes of the module. While the teaching takes place in the classroom, your learning will also take place in preparatory reading or other activities for classes, the reading and thinking that is involved in the writing of your assessment, the feedback from a marked piece of work, in informal conversation and discussion with other students and with faculty.

Students can usually choose an essay or other assessment task from a range of options that will be given to the class at the beginning of the module. The length of the essay will be specified in terms of a word count and assignments will have an indicative reading list. In many cases the assessment takes the form of an essay. However, some modules require other forms of assessment that allow for greater creativity, different learning styles and, above all, which ensure that you make connections between the learning of the module and practical experience and ministry.

Assessment Criteria

The most important aspect of an assessment is the learning that you have done in completing it, not the mark that you receive! It is good to remember that the purpose of your assignment is to demonstrate to yourself and to the reader that you have a good grasp of the subject matter and a clear and persuasive answer to the question posed by the title or task.

What happens after your programme?

The majority of our students are preparing for ordination. Toward the end of your programme, we will provide you with plenty of practical information about finding a curacy that is the right fit for you and your family. We will help you think carefully through the process, as well as providing helpful information regarding how the process works.

Other members of our community have used their education to serve in leadership roles within churches, Christian ministries, and other nonprofit organisations. Or you might choose to remain in your current workplace and use your education to enrich your daily life.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Diploma in Theology or a non-theology degree at 2:1 or above. Prior professional qualifications will also be taken into account.