“I love CYM because it challenges you, it stretches you and it gives you lots to explore about your giftings and your creativity.”

Linda – 2nd Year Student

Overview

(Course subject to validation)

This BA Honours degree in Practical Theology (Chaplaincy) specialist pathway 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.

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 and Paul Nash, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Team Leader at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

CYM are the key partner of the Centre for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People which recently developed standards Chaplaincy Standards.

Academic and Pastoral Support

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.

Course outline:

YEAR 1

  • Professional and vocational development
  • Practical theology and biblical studies
  • Perspectives on people and relationships
  • Teaching, learning and questioning
  • Contemporary issues or Ministry skills
  • The Mission of God

YEAR 2

  • Vocation, identity, ethics and professional standards
  • Key themes in Christian theology
  • Managing people and projects
  • Understanding and working with communities
  • Independent study project
  • The reflective practitioner in diverse contexts

YEAR 3

  • Trends in social policy and professional practice
  • Faith justice and social change
  • One of Specialist skills, Negotiated Study in Professional Practice, Christian theology in context
  • Capstone project eg dissertation or professional practice evaluation
  • Leadership and ministry
TITLE: BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Chaplaincy) 
UNIVERSITY VALIDATED
COST: annual fees £7840 * 
DURATION: 3 years full time or 4-6 years part time
UCAS Codes:
Course codeTBC
Institution codeTBC
Campus nameCYM Leicester

* some students pay for an overnight stay 1 night per fortnight

Entry Requirements

    Access qualification
    100 hours experience in youth work
    Completion of safe to practice checks( Enhanced DBS)

Where can you study?

Leicester

100% OF CYM STUDENTS ASKED IN A RECENT NSS SURVEY DEFINITELY AGREED  THAT THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE COURSE OVERALL.