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BA Mission and Ministry (Children, Youth, Third Age, Creative Arts)

The BA (Hons) in Mission and Ministry (BAMM) is a-two year, part-time undergraduate course which aims to further extend the training of children's, youth, third age workers and creative artists by building on the Children Mission and Ministry (CMM), Youth Mission and Ministry (YMM), Third Age Mission and Ministry (TAMM) and Creative Arts Mission and Ministry (CAMM)  diploma courses. This allows students to achieve a BA honours degree through a four-year part-time programme, an increasingly attractive route to academic achievement for students whilst being rooted in local life and ministry. Partnerships with Scripture UnionYouth for ChristUrban SaintsMethodist Homes for the Aged and the Outlook Trust all contribute to the students' training and experience.

As with the CMM, YMM, TAMM and CAMM diplomas, the BAMM is a part-taught, part-researched course, with teaching delivered via five individual residential teaching weeks (MonFri) spread over the two years (three in year 1, two in year 2). Students are supported in supervised distance learning by their personal tutor, as well as being locally supported via their Placement Supervisor and Ministry Mentor. The course is assessed via a variety of assignments and ends with a dissertation (8,000 words) of the student's own choosing.

The teaching units currently include:

  • Cultural Perspectives on Christian Mission
  • Christian Education and Formation
  • Management of Self and Work
  • Childhood, Adolescence and Third Age
  • Christian Service and Ministry
  • Dissertation
New optional units are to be developed to embrace the subject focus of the Creative Arts students.

The Programme Leader is Ian White MA PGDip, who manages the part-time vocational ministry courses in children's, youth, and third age at Cliff College. Teachers are drawn from the Cliff College teaching staff, and from Diploma Mission and Ministry guest lecturers. Other specialists in the field are also drawn on throughout the course.

If you are interested in starting a four-year part-time programme leading to a BA (Hons) degree, please download:

If you are already on one of the diploma courses, or have completed one of them in past years and now wish to progress onto the BAMM, then please download and complete the BAMM progression form.

Click here to view the part-time courses promotional video.

Qualifications required for entrance to the BA (Hons) in Misssion and Ministry course

As a college within a long tradition of Christian faith and practice, many of the courses at the college involve students in the practical outworking of the Christian faith. This applies particularly to those undertaking courses in the BA in Mission and Ministry programme. Most units represent an academic exploration of Christian mission and ministry applied to work amongst children, young people, those in their third age, or within the creative arts. Some units involve working within Christian Churches and centre on the practice of Christian worship. Therefore, while candidates who do not profess Christian faith are not excluded from this course, all applicants should be aware of the overall context of the course and the college. Evidence of academic potential and ability to profit from study is essential. Potential is assessed through references and a face to face, telephone or Skype interview with the Programme Leader.

Prospective students on the BA (Hons) in Mission and Ministry course will have completed one of the following courses with Cliff College (all validated by University of Manchester unless indicated otherwise):

  • Diploma in Youth Mission and Ministry
  • Diploma in Children Mission and Ministry 
  • Diploma in Third Age Mission and Ministry 
  • Diploma in Creative Arts Mission and Ministry

As with all courses in the vocational programme, students will need to have contact with their target group of children, young people or older people for at least 100 hours per year, or be involved in the creative arts.

Most of the accommodation on the undergraduate and postgraduate part-time courses is focussed within the newly refurbished Broadbelt / Eagles building, using the William Davies lecture room as the teaching centre. The refurbished rooms (single, double and family sized) are all en-suite, are Wifi connected, contain a hospitality tray and towelling, and have their own TV. Larger rooms also have additional seating areas. The lounge coffee bar area is already being well used by students, and the roof terrace opens shortly. The William Davies lecture room is specifically designed with the latest academic technology, is well lit, and can seat up to 30 students. The lower floor of the building is wheelchair accessible for both accommodation and teaching.    



For further information on any of our undergraduate courses, please contact the Academic Registrar ( / 01246 584202).

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