Home > Learning & Development > Our Courses > Congregational Institute for Practical Theology > Foundation Degree in Practical Theology (FD)

Foundation Degree in Practical Theology (FD)

By studying with us you can achieve a Foundation Degree (FD). Our Foundation Degree in Practical Theology is validated by York St John University, and is studied part-time over a minimum of four years.

The degree is studied at levels 4 and 5, with each level taking 2 years to complete and so we have four cohorts studying at any given time We operate a 2 year rolling programme so in many of the modules, all the students in each level will be studying and sharing together, enhancing the value of the learning sessions.

What will I learn?

Each level includes modules from the following areas:

  •             Biblical Studies
  •             Theological discussion
  •             Congregational and church history and principles
  •             Christian Ethics

We also offer a range of optional module which give you an opportunity to explore topics you are particularly interested in. At Level 4 these include preaching, discipleship, pastoral care, conflict resolution and world religions. At Level 5 these include biblical languages, living Congregationally, exploring the Psalms, pioneering and thinking theologically.

Our programme also includes modules that give real life experiences. In the second year of level 4, you will undertake a six-month work- related module which gives opportunities for exploring Christian service and at level 5, a year-long placement will help to equip you for specific ministries

For application details please  

Applicants from other traditions are also welcomed onto the FD, so do contact us for further information.