I love CYM because it challenges you, it stretches you and it gives you lots to explore about your giftings and your creativity.
2nd Year Student
(Course subject to validation)
This Chaplaincy with Children and Young People specialist pathway on our BA (Hons) degree in Practical Theology is an exciting opportunity to develop your work in a growing area of ministry. Our students may work in a variety of contexts including education, (schools, colleges and universities), healthcare settings (hospital or hospices) the justice system and town centres.
BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Chaplaincy)
Annual Fees £7840 *
Full Time: 3 Years
Part Time: 4-5 Years
* some students pay for an overnight stay 1 night per fortnight
You will gain an understanding of the history and theological basis for chaplaincy as well as exploring your practice as a chaplain in a various practice contexts, working along side experienced professionals who will help you reflect and grow in your ministry.
The pathway is led by Nigel Roberts, the Education Officer for Youth for Christ.
CYM are the key partner of the Centre for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People which recently developed standards Chaplaincy Standards.
You will receive support from a dedicated line manager and other colleagues within these contexts, as well as a dedicated team within the theological college who oversee all aspects of your studies.
Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, you will be part of a facilitated peer formation group and are supported internally by a personal tutor and externally by an experienced practitioner in the field.
See the Course outline for a list of modules you will study.* Optional modules in Year 1 and 3 allow you to focus on key chaplaincy skills relevant to your chosen context.
Students attend two teaching days per fortnight at our Nottingham teaching centre and spend the rest of their time in their practice context round the region.
100 hours experience in a relevant work or ministry
(paid or voluntary)
Completion of safe to practice checks (Enhanced DBS)
100% OF CYM STUDENTS ASKED IN A RECENT NSS SURVEY DEFINITELY AGREED THAT THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE COURSE OVERALL.