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Programme Detail: Biblical and Intercultural Studies BA (Hons) Degree

Language of this entry English (UK, International)
Name of Programme / Training Resource Biblical and Intercultural Studies BA (Hons) Degree
Type of Training Programme with multiple subsidiary courses
Reference Number
Description The BA (Hons) Degree is an Open University validated programme. It is aimed at those preparing for long-term cross-cultural mission service and who appreciate the balance of practical and academic study. The first year of study is the foundational route 1 programme. The second year of study is the Diploma programme. In the final year you study one core module and continue to benefit from the choice of optional specialist area modules. 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 Degree programme 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 develop communication skills and the ability to analyse, evaluate and design suitable approaches to diverse cultural contexts.
Keywords holistic intercultural mission missionary overseas cross-cultural biblical theological international
Languages Programme Available in English (UK, International); Other Language
Other Languages
Country and region where programme is available United Kingdom / London; United Kingdom / South East
Area of Ministry and Focus Bible Teaching and Training / Old Testament; Bible Teaching and Training / New Testament; Bible Teaching and Training / Interpretation and Study Methods; Bible Teaching and Training / Theology; Bible Teaching and Training / Discipling and Training Others; Bible Teaching and Training / Preaching and Communication Skills; Bible Teaching and Training / Biblical Languages; Prayer, Worship and Spiritual Gifts / Prayer; Prayer, Worship and Spiritual Gifts / Worship
Residential/Non Residential Mixed
Full-time or Part-time Full-time
Level Degree
Cost Range From US$10,000 to less than US$100,000
Actual Cost £13,120 per year (tuition and full-board accommodation)
Bursaries/scholarships available Yes
Actual Length 30 weeks per year
Average hours of study per week 35
Methods of instruction Lectures, personal tutoring, practical experience and personal study.
Percentage of time spent in formal learning (e.g. lectures, structured reading, work-books, etc.) 50
Percentage of time spent on non-formal skill-based learning (e.g. learning on the job and supervised practice, etc.) 25
Percentage of time spent in informal unstructured learning (e.g. prayer times, teamwork). 25
Average number of students who take the programme per year (or, if this is a new programme, the number who can be accommodated) 30
Prerequisite Programmes The Degree 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 - 6.0 or Cambridge Advanced at C grade or above). It is possible to complete the BA Hons Degree programme in two years providing you are in possession of an honours bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any subject, or have 120 CAT points from an accredited Bible College. For this two year option those for whom English is not a first language will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge - Advanced C grade or above.
Other Prerequisites
Qualifications gained Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Qualifications this programme is part of
Programme Accredited by Other Accreditation (see below)
Other Accrediting Bodies Open University Validation Services