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Second Year (Level 5)

Full Time Undergraduate Study

BA in Theology : second Year (level 5)

As well as being the second year of the BA in Theology, successful completion of the this year can provide students with a Diploma in Higher Education awarded by the University of Manchester.

The second year is a 120-credit course of study (entry into which is normally through the completion of the first year) which represents a further year of full-time study (or its equivalent). Students complete a core of 20 credits and gain 100 credits from optional elective units. 

Course Structure 20142015


  • Theology in the contemporary world
  • Biblical Hermeneutics

OPTIONAL UNITS (students make up 100 credits from the following):

  • Luke in the Holy Land (10 credits) - takes place in Israel in July each year
  • Introduction to Major World Faiths (10 credits)
  • Old Testament Exegesis (10 credits)
  • Missiology (10 credits)
  • Apologetics (10 credits)
  • Mission Placement (20 credits)
  • Contextual Evangelism (10 credits
  • New Testament Exegesis (10 credits)
  • Philosophy and Ethics (10 credits)
  • Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts (10 credits)
  • Explorations in biblical languages: Greek (10 credits)
  • Explorations in biblical languages: Hebrew (10 credits)
  • Intermediate Christian Mentoring (20 credits)
  • Schools Mission & Ministry (20 credits)     
  • Children Mission & Ministry (20 credits) *
  • Youth Mission & Ministry (20 credits) *
  • Third Age Mission & Ministry (20 credits) *
  • Creative Arts Mission & Ministry (20 credits) *

* CMM / YMM / TAMM / CAMM - You may only choose one of these options

Cliff College reserve the right to offer alternative options to those listed here, according to availability

Teaching and Assessment

The majority of the teaching of the second year (Level 5) is undertaken by permanent faculty members, with the addition of adjunct lecturers who bring particular expertise either for a single session or for a course unit. Teaching styles are varied, although all sessions include opportunities for discussion and questions, reflection and often group work. The performance of students is assessed in a number of ways across the course, including essay writing, presentation of seminars, examinations and portfolios. 

Students on the second year of the BA course, through lectures, mission and simply being part of the Cliff community, are challenged to explore theology, Biblical studies, mission and practice in greater depth. This leads to lots of time spent thinking, grappling with proposals and concepts, trying out ideas in practice and ultimately growing as disciples, practitioners and leaders.


For further information please download the prospectus here, and to apply, download the application form here. For any further help, please contact our Academic Registrar.


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