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Foundation Degree in Practical Theology (FD)

A Foundation Degree (FD) is a bona fide UK degree, comprising two years of full-time study at university degree level (levels 4 and 5). In our case, the Foundation Degree in Practical Theology is validated by York St John University, and is studied part-time over a minimum of four years.

We therefore have four cohorts studying at any given time: levels 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2. In many of the modules, all the level 4 students and all the level 5 students will be studying and sharing together, enhancing the value of the learning sessions.

Each level is firmly founded on biblical teaching and theological reflection, and always within the context of our historical journeys and the challenges of ministry in today’s evolving society. There are core modules covering central aspects of Christian thought and life, and optional modules which allow students to specialise in areas of Christian life which are particularly important or challenging to them.

At level 4, a choice between local and global mission in the first year, and a six month work- related module in the second year, provide opportunities to root study in the lived experience.

In the first year of level 5, a year-long placement is designed to equip students for specific ministries. This learning engagement is required for recognition on the Roll of Ministries. In the second year, a year-long research module encourages students to engage their own areas of expertise or interest in a guided research project, leading to a dissertation and class presentation.

For application details please click here.

Applicants from other traditions are also welcomed onto the FD, so spread the word!