Intensive engagement with sacred texts along with a focus on spiritual values provides a studying experience that combines the traditional with the contemporary.
As part of a new portfolio of theological courses, this level 6 programme offers flexible provision and an innovative focus. Incorporating face-to-face teaching and web-based activities, the course is characterised by mixed modes of delivery.
Students will explore, together, and with nationally and internationally renowned theologians, ways of reading Biblical and other sacred texts, in order to explore the relationship between theological perspectives and spiritual values. Combining theory and practice, this course is designed to provide opportunities to promote conversation between Biblical Studies, Theology and the values, situations and concerns which underpin that interest.
The core modules, all with an overarching focus on human flourishing, will provide material which specifically addresses the interpretation of both the Old and New Testaments, through close reading of texts. In addition, students will study the history of theological engagement alongside social and environmental issues.
The course is designed to suit the scholar, the practitioner or the individual with an abiding personal interest in exploring the history, interpretation and impact of theology on the human spirit. In addition, you will develop a range of skills and approaches that will be relevant in the working world, whether in teaching, ministry or a wide range of public sector careers. The course will also prepare you for postgraduate study.
Some of our modules
- The New Testament and Spirituality
- Theology and Human Flourishing
- Love, Sex and Death
- flexible, mixed-mode approaches to study
- taught by academics of national and international reputation
- engagement with the contemporary world and issues of profound importance
- public sector and charity careers
How will the course be assessed?
A combination of written assignments, presentations and online activities.
- a good Honours degree (2:2 and above) in an unrelated subject
- this course is also available as a BTh for those with a diploma or foundation degree in a related subject.
Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham
Enquiries and applications
Guidance and Recruitment Office
The Park, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL50 2RH
Tel: 01242 714500
Fax: 01242 714827