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BA Theology and Ministry - Degree (Level 6)

Course structure

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

Core units:

Dissertation20 credits

Optional units include:

Advanced Christian Leadership

10 credits
Approaches to Sanctification10 credits
Doctrine of Scripture10 credits
New Testament Exegesis10 credits
Public Theology10 credits
Narrative Readings of Gender in the Bible 20 credits
Biblical Theology 20 credits
Wisdom Literature and Psalms 20 credits
Mission Placement 20 credits
Independent Study Unit 20 credits

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


The year includes opportunities to engage in mission placement. Students work with the College to choose placements that relate to their particular interests or career objectives. Placements involve taking a reflective approach to Christian ministry, evidenced in the journalling and assessments required for this unit.


Students write a 6,000-word dissertation on a subject of particular interest to them. Students are assigned a supervisor and topics are subject to approval.

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Teaching and assessment

In Level 6 there are more 20-credit units to choose from, allowing students to engage in greater depth with a subject. Units are assessed in a variety of ways: essays, presentations, portfolios, and even press releases and mock radio interviews. There is also an opportunity to do an independent study unit. For 10-credit units, written work of 3,000 words is required and marking is done anonymously.