About the Course
The BA (Hons) Theology Track offers you the broadest choice of options within the Regents degree programmes. Our aim is to deepen both your knowledge and understanding of God, and of scripture and of doctrine, so that you are able to think clearly in how to apply an awareness of His presence to everyday settings.
We know that God created us with an inquisitive nature, and encourages us to draw near to him with questions, wrestling with concepts and ideas, in growing closer to the truth. This course will inspire your “head”, and through the application of the lessons learnt, significantly influence your “heart” and your “hands”.
You should particularly think about joining the Theology Track if any of the following resonate with you:
- You are curious about theology and how it can shape you and society
- You want to be actively involved in your Church or faith-based organisation, but not necessarily as a “leader”
- You feel your vocational aspirations lie beyond youth work, church leadership or performing arts
- You want the broadest range of modular choices available to you during your degree
Mode of Learning
The course can be completed over three or six years, in three different ways:
Campus based learning (full-time)
Our classic community based approach to studying on a full-time basis, whilst living on campus in the College’s spectacularly situated halls-of-residence in the Malvern Hills. Students study 6 one-week modules each year, as they work towards their degree, supported by tutorials, seminars and self-learning, within the College’s comprehensive spiritual environment. Students have the opportunity to undertake placements and/or serve in local churches as their studies progress.
Context Based Learning (full-time)
Students are usually based in an agreed local church, often working as a Minister In Training (MIT), intern or volunteer for up to 20 hours a week. They are also full-time students of Regents Theological College, studying from that home setting for the remainder of the week. They visit the College campus in Malvern for 5 separate one-week modules a year for the face-to-face taught elements of the course. This is supported by tutorials and seminars delivered via Skype or online. Context based student’s gain valuable experiential learning in being able to directly apply the practical aspects of their studies with involvement in their church or workplace as they progress.
Context based learning (part-time)
Identical to full-time context based learning, except students visit the Regents campus 2 or 3 times a year to study the core modules at half pace, with each level taking two years to complete, and 6 years in all. Students typically need to commit 12-15 hours of study per week, and the courses can be taken alongside a full or part-time ministry, their on-going career, and/or work commitments.
Employability and Professional Practice
The Theology Track is specifically designed for those who wish to understand the place of theology within their lives from both a spiritual and vocational point-of-view. During your time at Regents you will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with the track assistant to discuss both vocational and career options. As part of your degree, during your second year you will be required to go on a work/ministry placement. This provides the opportunity for you to explore further work areas you may be considering in the future. In addition, final year students can choose the option of doing an extended summer placement.
Those who studied on the Theology Track have typically gone on to an array of different careers in fields such as:
Rev. Paul Folland BA, MTh
Pastoral Dean and Theology Track Leader
Validation and Entry Requirements
Regents Theological College is an approved academic partner of the University of Chester. The BA in Applied Theology is validated by the University of Chester and students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award.
If you are under 21 years of age, the entry requirements are GCSE English at C grade or above (or equivalent), and two A levels. If you are over 21, the requirement is GCSE English at C grade or above (or equivalent), and with the discretion of Regents Theological College.
** Since it is a requirement of our BA Applied Theology undergraduate course for students to undertake a placement, Regents requires an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken for which a fee is payable. Your guarantee of a place at Regents Theological College remains provisional pending receipt of a satisfactory DBS. These conditions remain in place irrespective of whether you have enrolled or commenced studies. Regents may withdraw the offer of a place, or terminate studies, if information comes to light that may have a bearing on your suitability to work with Children or Vulnerable Adults or you fail to meet the necessary suitability requirements for admission. While most matters will not automatically preclude an applicant from commencing study, Regents reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place to anyone who fails to provide a satisfactory DBS check. Regents is only able to accept previous DBS checks where the check has been done through Elim as an employee check, and where the applicant has subscribed to the update service.
Three year Bachelors of Arts with Honours in Applied Theology, with an optional exit Certificate of Higher Education after year one, or a Diploma of Higher Education after year two.
For course fees, please visit our college fees page here.