Regents Theological college is an approved academic partner of the University of Chester, and students can study with us in one of four 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.
Enables students to study in a completely flexible way, and is ideal for those who already have a degree in another discipline, are in ministry, or don’t wish to commit to lengthy periods of study but nevertheless want to learn. Students select the particular modules they wish to take, register, and attend those courses on the Regents campus in Malvern. The flexible nature of modular learning allows students to study one, or any number of modules across a year. Students come to the campus for a week of lectures per module, but there are no assessments or essays to write, so no university qualification is awarded. This option is simply about developing your knowledge.
A range of modules from the Theology, Church Leadership and Youth Ministry tracks.