“Lectures are always delivered to the highest standard, and there is always someone ready to listen to you and to support you .”

Dulcie – 3rd Year Student

Overview

(Course subject to validation)

This BA Honours degree in Practical Theology (Community Ministry) specialist pathway is the one to choose if you have a passion for a particular area of ministry or enjoy pioneering new ways of working with communities.  Previous students have done things like run a foodbank, worked with asylum seekers or those who are homeless.  We equip you with a range of transferable skills that enable you to work in a range of missional and ministry settings where you can pursue your passion and develop your vocation.   You will study alongside students following different specialisms which is an enriching opportunity to both offer and receive insights which enhance your learning in practice.  We work with students who come already knowing where they hope their placement will be but also can help you find somewhere that works for you.

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 (Community Ministry) 
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.