Student studying in bedroom nov  2011

find a course

mailing list

Third Year (Level 6)

Full Time Undergraduate Study

The final year (Level 6) of the BA (Hons) in Theology is a 120-credit course of study. Entry is normally through the completion of the second year and so this third year represents a further year of full-time study (or its equivalent). 

Course Structure 20142015

Students complete one compulsory and five elective units. 


  • Dissertation
OPTION UNITS - students choose five of these
  • Celtic Mission & Spirituality
  • Mission Placement
  • Leading & Pioneering the Emerging Church
  • Mission & Religious Pluralism
  • Public Theology
  • Narrative readings of women in the Bible
  • Biblical Theology
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • Mission & Evangelism
  • Youth Mission
Cliff College reserve the right to offer alternative options to those listed here, according to availability.


The Programme includes an opportunity for a mission placement which is negotiated between the College and the student, and should relate to the student's particular interests or career expectations in Christian Ministry. Time is provided for journaling of these placement experiences, which requires the student to demonstrate a mature reflective approach to Christian Ministry in generality and in specifics.


Students write a dissertation of 8,000 words on a subject relating to their particular interests or career expectations (and hence to their placements). Dissertation subjects are agreed by negotiation with staff.

Teaching and Assessments

Taught units are largely assessed by production of written work comprising 6,000 words per unit. In some units, other forms of assessment are used (e.g. mock radio interview in Public Theology). In some units, an end of year examination forms part of the assessment. Marking is done anonymously for taught units.

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.

Manchester Logo The Methodist Church The Queens Foundation Logo QAA checks how UK universities, colleges and other providers maintain the standard of their higher education provision.
Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley, S32 3XG   Registered Charity Number 529386   Telephone 01246 584 200   Copyright © 2015 Cliff College
Privacy Policy   Sitemap   Site by Web Design Sheffield