The flexible suite of Practical Theology courses are designed to equip students through a range of practice, theology and ministry modules where learning in context is an essential element to student development. Full time students attend college at our new teaching centre in Leicester two days per fortnight and spend the rest of the time in relevant practice agency. The usual pattern is three years full time or up to six years part time.
Specialist pathways include Youth and Community Work (JNC), Children and Family Work, Chaplaincy and Contextual Ministry which allows for a range of other community based ministries. New for 2020 is the possibility of living and serving as part of the Community of the Tree of Life in Leicester as your learning context. We can help you find a suitable practice agency or explore the possibility with you of using your current context as part of your specialist pathway.
The part time MA is designed to fit alongside your current work or ministry giving you the chance to develop personally and professionally in your new or existing work with children and young people in community. Usually completed in three years students attend study blocks in Leicester and Birmingham then fit private study alongside your other commitments.
Specialist pathways include Youth and Community Work, Ministry with Children, Young People and Families, Chaplaincy and Community Ministry with a range of core and optional modules to adapt your learning to meet your needs and interests. At the heart of all courses is are practical theology modules in community and social context and a third year research project to focus your interests.
Exit pathways are also available after one or two years, including a PG Certificate in Chaplaincy with Children and Young People which meets the requirements of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy, and the JNC validated PG Diploma in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology (exact award titles subject to validation).