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Linda – 2nd Year Student
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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.
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.
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
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
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)
COST: annual fees £7840 *
DURATION: 3 years full time or 4-6 years part time
* some students pay for an overnight stay 1 night per fortnight
100 hours experience in youth work
Completion of safe to practice checks( Enhanced DBS)
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