Our Postgraduate Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission offers a flexible pathway which enables you to study topics of paramount interest to churches in the 21st century. The programme requires you to successfully complete 60 credits, which can be completed in a single term* or part-time over two terms.
The 60 credits can be comprised of three modules at Level 7 or one 20-credit module at Level 6 and two 20-credit modules at Level 7. There are several options for how you can obtain the credits required, including through Cambridge-based residential study, distance learning or by combining distance and Cambridge-based teaching in a blended model.
Remember, too, that you can study on a distance learning module from home, work or college; you can live overseas, anywhere in the United Kingdom, or even in Cambridge itself. You may decide to complete two distance learning modules alongside work commitments, and then come to Cambridge for an intensive week-long residential session to complete the remaining 20 credits.
Once you complete your Postgraduate Certificate you then have the option of applying for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission and building on the credits you have already achieved.
*pending module availability – not all modules are available by distance delivery every year.
Our Summer Programme for 2017 consists of the following intensive residential modules:
- Theologies in Global Perspective
This module provides an opportunity to engage with theologies from a variety of Majority World contexts in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. You will read works from scholars in the non-western world and will also consider the way in which Christians at the ‘grassroots’ of the church around the world live out their faith, and how that reflects their often implicit theological beliefs.
DATES: April 25th – 29th, 2017
TUTOR: Rev’d Dr Jesse Zink
- Education and the Learning Church
Anyone with any kind of teaching role within the church – whether in full-time ministry, or leading a small group – could benefit from this module. It draws on the findings of contemporary scholarship and research about how adults learn and provides an opportunity for participants to study how this may be applied in the context of the church to develop Christian discipleship and mission.
DATES: June 5th – 9th, 2017
TUTOR: Dr Anne Francis
- God, Beauty and the Imagination: Theology and the Arts
This module explores the way in which artists have used the imagination to create beautiful works of art which stimulate reflection on what humankind can understand and say about God. You will consider major epochs and movements in the history of art, focusing on leading artists and important works, and examine ways in which contemplation of the arts can help us to reflect upon and enhance Christian ministry and mission.
DATES: August 21st – 25th, 2017
TUTOR: Rev’d Neil Thorogood