FULL TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDY
On successful completion of the first year, students may progress to the second year (Level 5) of the BA in Theology degree at Cliff College, transfer to a Level 5 course at another University (subject to acceptance by that University) or exit with a Certificate in Higher Education by the University of Manchester.
The course commences in September each year, but it may be possible to consider other patterns for its completion, such as part-time or entry at a different time of the year.
To complete the year students must gain 120 credits by successfully completing units which are normally worth 10 credits each. The units focus on key aspects of the Christian life: Biblical Studies, Theology, Evangelism, Mission and Ministry.
Research Skills – 10 credits
Introduction to Theology – 20 credits
Introduction to New Testament – 10 credits
Introduction to Old Testament – 10 credits
Introduction to Evangelism – 10 credits
Introduction to Exegesis – 10 credits
Introduction to Church History – 10 credits
Introduction to Christian Leadership – 10 credits
Introduction to Preaching – 10 credits
Christian Discipleship – 10 credits
Christian Spirituality – 10 credits
Resourcing Worship – 10 credits
Children, Youth and Mission – 10 credits
Mission Placement – 10 credits
In addition, some students may be able to take up to 30 credits from the 2nd year course
In consultation with a personal tutor, you can put together the course most suited to your goals and interests. You will be helped to make these decisions when you arrive.
Cliff College reserve the right to offer alternative options to those listed here, according to availability.
Most units entail around 15 hours contact between the tutor and the student group. There is a flexibility of approach, dependent on the unit and the number of students, that will typically be a mixture of lecture, plenary discussion and group or individual supervised work. The Mission Placement unit involves practical mission work at a placement organised in discussion between the student and staff. Tutors are available for individual consultation outside class time.
Units are assessed in different ways; through the writing of essays, preparation of resource material, project work and reflection. Methods of research and analysis are taught and encouraged, and mission assessment requires reflective work that makes connections between practice and theory. For most units, written work of around 3,000 words is required, and marking is done anonymously. Attendance is required at all the relevant lectures or classes.