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Programme Detail: Diploma of Higher Education in Biblical and Intercultrual Studies

Language of this entry English (UK, International)
Name of Programme / Training Resource Diploma of Higher Education in Biblical and Intercultrual Studies
Type of Training Individual standalone programme
Reference Number
Description The Diploma is a two year in-depth programme that aims to provide you with a holistic preparation for vocational ministry in Christian mission. By developing your ability to evaluate, understand and apply skills in other cultural contexts, the Diploma programme is designed to enable you to prepare for effective cross-cultural mssion. The first year of study is the foundational route 1 Certificate programme. In the second year you study three core modules and then choose from a range of specialist area modules which help prepare you for vocations in Church Planting and Discipleship; the Arts; Theological Education and Community Development. Alternatively you can opt for a combination of specialist modules to complete your full programme. You will also choose a church placement or practical ministry project, and benefit from a range of practical courses on offer. All students on the Diploma will be required to complete a three week supervised placement to gain experience in a cross-cultural environment. Overall, this programme will enable you to evaluate, understand and apply skills in to other cultural contexts.
Keywords Biblical, Intercultural, Mission,
Languages Programme Available in English (UK, International)
Other Languages
Country and region where programme is available United Kingdom / London
Area of Ministry and Focus Mission and Evangelism / Cross-Cultural Mission and History
Residential/Non Residential Residential
Full-time or Part-time Full-time
Level Diploma
Cost Range US$100,000 or more
Actual Cost £9,510 per year (tuition and full-board accommodation)
Bursaries/scholarships available No
Actual Length 2 years
Average hours of study per week 35
Methods of instruction We are keen to train the whole person for effective mission in God’s multicultural world. Our teaching styles are varied and innovative. We teach through interactive classes, small group seminars, case studies, debates, and arts workshops. Students also spend time in personal research and study and reflect on their learning through a range of assessments. We recognise the importance of practical ministry. Each student can choose from either a local church placement or a practical project linked with the local community. The range of projects vary from working with the homeless and marginalised to international student work, youth and children’s ministry, sports ministry and more. Every student is assigned a personal tutor to help mentor and support them through their studies. We recognise that students come from a variety of backgrounds in terms of education, qualifications and experience, and therefore personal tutoring is beneficial to the individual needs of the student
Percentage of time spent in formal learning (e.g. lectures, structured reading, work-books, etc.) 60
Percentage of time spent on non-formal skill-based learning (e.g. learning on the job and supervised practice, etc.) 20
Percentage of time spent in informal unstructured learning (e.g. prayer times, teamwork). 20
Average number of students who take the programme per year (or, if this is a new programme, the number who can be accommodated) 25
Prerequisite Programmes The Diploma is an open access programme. The recommended minimum age of entry is 21 years. However the College will consider applicants who are 19 years old provided they meet the admissions criteria. Normally you should have a minimum of two ‘A’ level equivalents or relevant vocational experience. For those for whom English is not a first language, proof of English skills will also be required (IELTS – 5.5 or Cambridge -Advanced at C grade or above)
Other Prerequisites
Qualifications gained Diploma of Higher Education in Biblical and Intercultural Studies
Qualifications this programme is part of
Programme Accredited by
Other Accrediting Bodies Open University Validation Services