Theology For Life
BTh (Hons) in Theology for Discipleship, Ministry, and Mission
Information for Applicants
Theology for Life (TFL) is a degree, diploma or certificate course which , helps you connect faith to everyday life through academic study. It is an accredited course in Theology, delivered by St Padarn’s Institute for the Church in Wales and validated by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. You are first enrolled on a certificate, which you will gain after two years study. You may then continue to study for a further two years and gain a diploma. After six years study it is possible to gain a degree and the formal name is the BTh in Theology for Discipleship, Ministry and Mission. Each year you will study three modules (each level / qualification is six modules).
Each module starts with an introductory online session run by a subject specialist on Zoom. Then you will meet in a group online for eight sessions, led by a facilitator, to discuss learning materials which the subject specialist will have prepared for you. You will access all this material online. During the term you will also meet in a larger group with others in your area for a midterm seminar. At the end of the module, you will write an assignment. For the final two years (level 6 – to gain the BTh) the course is run on a weekday evening on Zoom.
Wales learners (annually)
Wales Learners (annually)
Course fees are invoiced by the Representative Body and you can set up a payment plan to spread the cost. If paying is a problem, let your tutor know and we may be able to help.
Students may be eligible for grants through Student Finance. To find out please contact Student Finance for the home nation where you usually live:
English Students: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance
Welsh Students: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/
Scottish Students: https://www.saas.gov.uk/
N Irish Students: https://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/
You can view the University of Wales Trinity St David Student Enrolment Agreement here
Accredited theological study is a requirement for most licensed ministries in the Church in Wales. Other careers which may be open to you with a theology degree are:
Higher Education Lecturer
Primary School Teacher
Secondary School Teacher.
Some of the above may need further qualifications
Theology graduates may also go on to a wide range of careers such as the police, administration in the private and public sectors, human resources and retail or hotel management.
The course is divided into 3 levels, each level takes 2 years to complete. Year B modules will be delivered in 2023/24 and Year A modules in 2024/25.
The course can only be studied full-time by those sponsored by their Bishop to undergo full-time training for licensed ministry.
The Modules for 2023/24 are:
|Teaching Block 1
|Introducing Christian Doctrine
|Exploring Christianity in Context Past, Present, and Future
|Engaging in Research in Theology
|Introducing New Testament (HR) *
|Exploring Missional Church *
|Engaging in Theology Church Identity in post-devolution Wales *
|Teaching Block 2
|Introducing the Old Testament
|Exploring Biblical Interpretations
|Engaging Sacramental Theology and Mission
|Introducing Practical Theology *
|Exploring Christian Doctrine *
|Engaging Christiology from the New Testament to the Creeds *
|Teaching Block 3
|Introducing Christian Mission
|Exploring Christian Ethics
|Engaging Christian Leadership and the Bible
|Introducing Anglican Worship *
|Exploring a Canonical Reading of Scripture *
|Engaging Theology and Contemporary Culture *