This course is for you if you already have a degree in Theology. It enables you to take units from the entire field of theological studies. Ministerial students who already have a qualification in Theology follow this course during their ministerial training.
Part One comprises five taught units and Part Two is a dissertation of 15,000 words. You can study full-time or part-time. Full-timers need one full year and can use two years to complete their dissertation; they study the taught units over two semesters. For ministerial students, the programme lasts for up to three years full-time.
Part-time students take one taught unit per semester over four to five semesters. The total course thus lasts between three and five years.
Most units are assessed by means of essays or projects of up to 8000 words. The two compulsory units are taught at the beginning and the end of the course: The first consists of sessions on Theological Enquiry and Interpretation while the second forms a preparation for the dissertation. This second unit is assessed by a dissertation proposal. The only examinations are for the optional units on the biblical languages Hebrew and Greek.
The second part of the course consists of a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words; students must complete the first part of the course before proceeding to the dissertation. The dissertation is expected to provide evidence of a person's analytical, evaluative and creative abilities. The subject of the dissertation will reflect the topics covered by Part One of the course.