PG Certificate in Applied Theology

About the Course

The Regents Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Theology provides an introduction to postgraduate study that allows you to focus immediately on modules directly relevant to your vocational and professional development. For those seeking an initial postgraduate University accredited qualification, the two year part-time study programme offers an achievable route for professional development. Whether you wish to enhance your skills and knowledge in relation to chaplaincy, Christian leadership or another of the available subject areas, the modules seek to foster depth of biblical insight and (self-) critical theological reflection on a wide variety of relevant topics, challenging your preconceptions and constructively resourcing your independent and original contributions to the issues explored.

The module options within the PG Certificate relate to five significant areas of Applied Theological study, with two modules currently available within each category. Categories include: Biblical Theology, Pentecostal Studies, Mission and Discipleship, Christian Leadership, and Chaplaincy. One module from each of these categories is available as a study option per year. Modules are taught by a range of in-house and adjunct faculty who deliver specialist subject expertise whilst supporting you to become an innovative and independent learner.

Educational Aims of the Programme

  • To offer a postgraduate degree programme in Applied Theology in full-time or part-time study mode
  • To provide access to postgraduate level study that fulfils requirements for continuing professional development with specific vocational fields, such as chaplaincy or church leadership
  • To foster critical and innovative research linked to personal and professional development in one or more key areas for Pentecostal-Charismatic movements in: Biblical Theology, Pentecostal Studies, Discipleship and Mission, Christian Leadership, and Chaplaincy
  • To develop systematic conceptual understanding in Applied Theology through critical engagement with current research problems and advanced scholarship, leading to original and creative contributions to the field
  • To encourage students to act autonomously in planning and implementing a negotiated study, demonstrating both critical selection and evaluation of a comprehensive range of resources at the forefront of current scholarship, including major publications, refereed research articles and primary sources

Mode of Learning

The course can be completed in 1 year of full-time study, or (normally) over 2 year’s part-time study.

The structure of the PG Certificate in Applied Theology involves a choice of any two modules from the list of modules available on the programme. Modules run on alternate years, with one module from each of the five category clusters being offered each year. For example, of the two chaplaincy modules, if Practical Chaplaincy Development is offered this academic year, then Christian Ministry in an Institutional Context will be offered in the subsequent academic year. Modules currently include:

Biblical Theology

  • God and Israel in Biblical Theology
  • Spirit and Salvation in Luke-Acts.

Pentecostal Studies

  • Pentecostal Spirituality
  • Pentecostal Theology in Transformation

Mission and Discipleship

  • Towards a Theology of Whole-Life Discipleship and Mission
  • Contemporary Christian Missions

Christian Leadership

  • Christian Leadership Development
  • Christian Leadership and Strategic Organisational Transformation

Chaplaincy

  • Practical Chaplaincy Development
  • Christian Ministry in an Institutional Context

Employability and Professional Practice

Track Leaders

Dr. Martin Clay BA, PhD

Martin has been at Regents since 2002. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester and a PhD from the University of Wales. His doctoral studies explored the intersection of biblical theology and philosophical hermeneutics. Much of his teaching focuses on facilitating deeper Christian understanding of the Old Testament, especially the literature and theology of the Torah/Pentateuch and the Hebrew Prophets. His current research interests concern the field of biblical theology, especially the problem of the interrelationship of the Old and New Testaments, the relevance of Scripture for contemporary theological and ethical controversies, and the role of Scripture in healthy discipleship formation. He also cultivates a critical interest in the appropriation of Scripture by continental philosophers, and particularly Gianni Vattimo.

Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Martin has been at Regents since 2002. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester and a PhD from the University of Wales. His doctoral studies explored the intersection of biblical theology and philosophical hermeneutics. Much of his teaching focuses on facilitating deeper Christian understanding of the Old Testament, especially the literature and theology of the Torah/Pentateuch and the Hebrew Prophets. His current research interests concern the field of biblical theology, especially the problem of the interrelationship of the Old and New Testaments, the relevance of Scripture for contemporary theological and ethical controversies, and the role of Scripture in healthy discipleship formation. He also cultivates a critical interest in the appropriation of Scripture by continental philosophers, and particularly Gianni Vattimo.

Validation and Entry Requirements

The course is validated by The University of Chester.

An initial degree in Theology or Applied Theology, and/or Religious Studies; OR

An initial degree in another subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in Theology and/or Applied Theology and/or Religious Studies, or substantial related experience; OR

A non-graduate qualification, with substantial professional experience in theology or ministry, evidenced in a summary of non-certificated and experiential learning.

The college is unable to issue CAS numbers for UK visa applications to international students.

Awards

Successful completion of the PG Certificate in Applied Theology requires that students obtain a total of 60 credits, comprising two 30 credit modules. Each of the available modules is valued at 30 credits. Most students are currently part-time and therefore usually take one module per year over two years.

Students who enrol on this programme are not able to extend their studies to diploma or MA level by transferring their module credits onto the MA in Applied Theology programme.

Course Fees

For course fees, please visit our college fees page here.

How to Apply

To apply online please click this link to the postgraduate online application form or visit the Apply Now page on the College admissions page, or contact our admissions Administrator, Shelley Cave via email at admissions@regents-tc.ac.uk or on 01684 588979 and 01684 588965.