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Our courses are accredited as part of Common Awards, and students will therefore be on a validated and nationally recognised programme of study. You do not need to have previous academic qualifications and grades but a desire to learn. Courses below are for the 2018/19 academic year.

Foundation Award in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Part-time
Duration:1 year
Location:

Church House, North Shields
Cuthbert House, Durham
(Students choose which location they attend)

Course Summary

Optional modules totalling 60 credits from:

TMM 1031 Introduction to the Bible (20 credits)

TMM 1131 Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History (20 credits)

TMM 1211 Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice (20 credits)

TMM 1287 Independent Learning Project (10 credits)

TMM1301 Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context (20 credits)

TMM 1347 Introduction to Preaching (10 credits)

TMM 1417 Introduction to Pastoral Care (10 credits)

TMM 1521 Spirituality and Discipleship (20 credits)

TMM 1537 Introduction to Worship (10 credits)

 Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

Learning and Teaching

Weekly seminars: 2.5 hours

Day and time:

Mondays, 7.00-9.30pm at Church House, North Shields

or

Wednesdays, 7.00-9.30pm at Cuthbert House, Durham

May include some seminars on selected Saturdays

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements are 2 A-Levels, or equivalent (grade E or above).

 

Non-standard Entry

Lindisfarne is committed to taking non-traditional applicants onto its programmes and encourages applications from anyone who considers this to be the right course for them.  Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements (specified above) should have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths (grade C or above).  In addition they will be asked to write a short (500 word) book review prior to a place being offered.  This will enable the Lindisfarne staff to assess whether prospective students are seeking to engage with theological study at the right level.

 

Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees
2019/2020 academic year:

£512 annual registration fee

£1,450 module fees

Total: £1,962

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Full-time or part-time
Duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Location:

Church House, North Shields

Cuthbert House, Durham

(Students choose which location they attend)

Course Summary

6 compulsory modules:

TMM 1031 Introduction to the Bible

TMM 1131 Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

TMM 1211 Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice

TMM1301 Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context

TMM 1521 Spirituality and Discipleship

TMM 1537 Introduction to Worship

1 optional module from:

TMM 1287 Independent Learning Project

TMM 1347 Introduction to Preaching

 Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

  • TMM1211 Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice (20 credits)
  • TMM1287 Independent Learning Project (10 credits)
  • TMM 1291 Independent Learning Project (20 credits)
  • TMM1347 Introduction to Preaching (10 credits)
  • TMM1537 Introduction to Worship (10 credits)

The above list of modules is indicative of what we offer. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

Learning and Teaching

Weekly seminars: 2.5 hours

Day and time:

Mondays, 7.00-9.30pm at Church House, North Shields

or

Wednesdays, 7.00-9.30pm at Cuthbert House, Durham

May include some seminars on selected Saturdays

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements are 2 A-Levels, or equivalent (grade E or above).  Upon satisfactory completion of the Certificate students may progress to the Diploma; upon satisfactory completion of the Diploma students may progress to the BA.

 

Non-standard Entry

Lindisfarne is committed to taking non-traditional applicants onto its programmes and encourages applications from anyone who considers this to be the right course for them.  Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements (specified above) should have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths (grade C or above).  In addition they will be asked to write a short (500 word) book review prior to a place being offered.  This will enable the Lindisfarne staff to assess whether prospective students are seeking to engage with theological study at the right level.

 

Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

2019/20 academic year (full-time):

£512 annual registration fee

£2,800 module fees

Total: £3,162

 

2019/20 academic year (part-time)

Based on 60 credits during the year:

£512 annual registration fee

£1,450 module fees

Total: £1,962

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Full-time or part-time
Duration:2 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Location:

Church House, North Shields
Cuthbert House, Durham
(Students choose which location they attend)

Course Summary

At Level 1 (Common Awards Level 4) 6 compulsory modules:

TMM1031 Introduction to the Bible

TMM1131 Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

TMM1211 Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice

TMM1301 Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context

TMM1521 Spirituality and Discipleship

TMM1537 Introduction to Worship

1 optional module from:

TMM1287 Independent Learning Project

TMM1347 Introduction to Preaching

 

At Level 2 (Common Awards Level 5)

TMM2051 New Testament Studies

TMM2371 Denominational History and Principles

TMM2061 Old Testament Studies

TMM2121 Topics in Christian Doctrine

TMM1167 Introduction to Christian Ethics

TMM2211 Leadership & Theology for Ministry & Mission

TMM2301 Independent Learning Project

Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

Learning and Teaching

Weekly seminars: 2.5 hours

Day and time:

Mondays, 7.00-9.30pm at Church House, North Shields

or

Wednesdays, 7.00-9.30pm at Cuthbert House, Durham

May include some seminars on selected Saturdays

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

Lindisfarne admits all independent students initially to the Foundation or Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission.  The standard entry requirements are 2 A-Levels, or equivalent (grade E or above).  Upon satisfactory completion of the Certificate students may progress to the Diploma; upon satisfactory completion of the Diploma students may progress to the BA.

 

Non-standard Entry

Lindisfarne is committed to taking non-traditional applicants onto its programmes and encourages applications from anyone who considers this to be the right course for them.  Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements (specified above) should have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths (grade C or above).  In addition they will be asked to write a short (500 word) book review prior to a place being offered.  This will enable the Lindisfarne staff to assess whether prospective students are seeking to engage with theological study at the right level.  Such students may be admitted to the Certificate in the first instance.

 

Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

2019/20 academic year (full-time):

£512 annual registration fee

£2,800 module fees

Total: £3,162

 

 

2019/20 academic year (part-time):

Based on 80 credits during the year:

£512 annual registration fee

£1,850 module fees

Total: £2,362

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

BA (Hons) Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Full-time or part-time
Duration:3 years full-time or 5 years part-time
Location:

For Level 1 (Common Awards Level 4) and Level 2 (Common Awards Level 5) modules:

Church House, North Shields

Cuthbert House, Durham

(Students choose which location they attend)

For Level 3 (Common Awards Level 6) modules:

Church House, North Shields

Course Summary

At Level 1 (Common Awards Level 4) 6 compulsory modules:

TMM1031 Introduction to the Bible

TMM1131 Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

TMM1211 Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice

TMM1301 Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context

TMM1521 Spirituality and Discipleship

TMM1537 Introduction to Worship

1 optional module from:

TMM1287 Independent Learning Project

TMM1347 Introduction to Preaching

 

At Level 2 (Common Awards Level 5) 7 compulsory modules:

TMM2051 New Testament Studies

TMM2371 Denominational History and Principles

TMM2087 Old Testament Text Study in Context

TMM2121 Topics in Christian Doctrine

TMM1167 Introduction to Christian Ethics

TMM2211 Leadership & Theology for Ministry & Mission

TMM2301 Independent Learning Project

 

At Level 3 (Common Awards Level 6) 6 compulsory modules:

TMM3031 Further New Testament Studies

TMM3057 Further Old Testament Text Study in Context

TMM3121 Methods in Modern Theology

TMM3217 Environmental Theology

TMM3362 Dissertation

TMM3431 Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture

Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

Learning and Teaching

Weekly seminars: 2.5 hours

Day and time:

For Level 1 (Common Awards Level 4) and Level 2 (Common Awards Level 5) modules:

Mondays, 7.00-9.30pm at Church House, North Shields

or

Wednesdays, 7.00-9.30pm at Cuthbert House, Durham

May include some seminars on selected Saturdays

For Level 3 (Common Awards Level 6) modules:

Thursdays, 6.30-9.00pm at Church House, North Shields

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

Lindisfarne admits all independent students initially to the Foundation or Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission.  The standard entry requirements are 2 A-Levels, or equivalent (grade E or above).  Upon satisfactory completion of the Certificate students may progress to the Diploma; upon satisfactory completion of the Diploma students may progress to the BA.

 

Non-standard Entry

Lindisfarne is committed to taking non-traditional applicants onto its programmes and encourages applications from anyone who considers this to be the right course for them.  Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements (specified above) should have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths (grade C or above).  In addition they will be asked to write a short (500 word) book review prior to a place being offered.  This will enable the Lindisfarne staff to assess whether prospective students are seeking to engage with theological study at the right level.  Such students may be admitted to the Certificate in the first instance.

 

Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

2019/20 academic year (full-time):

£512 annual registration fee

£2,650 module fees

Total: £3,162

 

2019/20 academic year (part-time):

Based on 80 credits during the year:

£512 annual registration fee

£1,800 module fees

Total: £2,362

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Full-time or part-time
Duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Location:

Church House, North Shields

Course Summary

6 compulsory modules:

TMM3031 Further New Testament Studies

TMM3057 Further Old Testament Text Study in Context

TMM3121 Methods in Modern Theology

TMM3217 Environmental Theology

TMM3362 Dissertation

TMM3431 Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture 

Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.

Learning and Teaching

Thursdays, 6.30-9.00pm at Church House, North Shields

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for direct entry onto the Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a Diploma level qualification in Theology or Religious Studies.

 

Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

2019/20 academic year (full-time):

£512 annual registration fee

£2,400 module fees

Total: £2,912

 

2019/20 academic year (part-time, assuming 40 credits during year):

The normal pathway for the part-time Graduate Diploma is 40 taught credits in the first year of Level 6 study, and 40 taught credits plus the 40 credit dissertation in the second year of Level 6 study (final year of the degree).

Based on 40 credits during the year:

£512 annual registration fee

£800 module fees (this would rise to £1,600 if taking 80 credits the following year)

Total: £1,312 (£2112)

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Mode of study:Part-time
Duration:3 Years
Location:

Church House, North Shields

Course Summary

Compulsory Modules
TMM42220 Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods
TMM42360 Dissertation in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Optional Modules
* Taught in 2019/2020

Biblical Studies

TMM40320 Advanced Old Testament Studies
TMM40420 Advanced New Testament Studies*
TMM40520 Issues in Biblical Theology
TMM40620 Old Testament Texts in Hebrew and/or Aramaic
TMM40720 New Testament Texts in Greek

Christian Doctrine, History and Ethics

TMM40820 Methods in Modern Theology
TMM40920 Advanced Topics in Christian Doctrine*
TMM41120 Advanced Topic in Church History
TMM41520 Advanced Topic in Christian Ethics
TMM41320 Theology and Science
TMM44320 Christian Doctrine and Contemporary Culture

Discipleship, Leadership and the Learning Church

TMM41620 Education and the Learning Church

Interdisciplinary, Integrative and Independent Learning

TMM41720 Interdisciplinary Study of Local Churches
TMM41820 Christian Faith and the Environment
TMM41920 Christian Practice in Multi Faith Contexts
TMM42420 Preaching in a Ministerial Context
TMM42120 Theology in Dialogue

Ministry and Mission

TMM42520 Chaplaincy and Christian Mission
TMM42720 Mission and Ecclesiology in Contemporary Context
TMM45120 Liturgy and Mission

Reflective Practice and Pastoral Care

TMM42820 Advanced Pastoral Supervision
TMM42920 Advanced Theory and Method in Practical Theology
TMM43020 Reflective Practice: Placement

Spirituality and Worship

TMM43120 Words and Music in Worship*
TMM45220 Liturgy and Spirituality

Vocational and Professional Practice

TMM43320 Reflective Practice: Leadership and Collaboration

Learning and Teaching

Weekly seminars: 2.5 hours

Thursday Evening, 6.30pm-9pm

Apply

Standard Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for direct entry onto the MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a BA level qualification in Theology or Religious Studies at 2:1 level.

 Additional Expectations for Admission to the Programme

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is made available through the financial generosity of the Church of England both nationally and regionally.  This is the reason why we are able to offer this programme to independent students at a significantly subsidised rate.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a ‘closed’ programme; that is, a programme designed for a particular purpose to which others may be admitted by discretion.  Applicants, regardless of previous education, experience or engagement in the life of a Church have no automatic right of admission.

Non-ministerial applicants will engage in modules alongside candidates for ministry, including some placement work.  Places will be offered to those applicants whom Lindisfarne regards as having the ability to relate to and work appropriately with a wide range of people, and whom it considers suitable to represent it in the wider sphere of placement contexts.  Those accepted will also be in good standing with a local church – whether Anglican or of another tradition recognised by the World Council of Churches.

References in support of non-ministerial applicants will be taken up prior to admission to the programme, and students will be required to undertake a self-funded assessment with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

2019/20 academic year (part-time, assuming 60 credits during year):

The normal pathway for the part-time MA is 60 taught credits in the first and second year of Level 7 study, plus the 60 credit dissertation in the third year of Level 7 study (final year of the degree).

Based on 60 credits during the year:

£512 annual registration fee

£1350 module fees

Total: £1,862.00

Fees are subject to module availability, review and change in-line with inflation.

Flexible payment plan options are available.

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