Christian Theology & Practice Foundation Degree

This Foundation degree aims to equip you for Christian discipleship and ministry in today’s world and provide you with an informed understanding of Christian theology and practice in relation to contemporary contexts of church and society.

York St John University
Course fees
£1,750 per annum
4 years part-time
YSJ Code
Study Abroad

Course overview

Christian Theology and Practice will be an ideal subject for you if you want to:

  • develop an informed understanding of Christian faith and practice that is willing to engage with the challenges of living, applying and sharing the Gospel today;
  • become better equipped to undertake active ministry roles and responsibilities in a church environment;
  • bring the resources of academic theology into conversation with the needs of contemporary Christian discipleship and the practice of ministry.

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Course structure

All of the modules include fieldwork and work-based learning providing opportunities to make links between study and the practical context.

Every module will have prescribed assessment tasks that will be marked and awarded a grade. There are many different types of assessment including case studies, oral / visual presentations, placement reports, essays, research files, designing a course or a project, and analysis of biblical texts.

Level 1

Modules may include:

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  • Studying the Bible
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care
  • Studying Theology in Context
  • The Gospel in Contemporary Society
  • Church, Spirit & Christian Community
  • Discipleship, Vocation and Spirituality
  • The History, Theology and Practice of Chaplaincy
  • Understanding Chaplaincy Contexts


Level 2

Modules may include:

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  • Using the Bible in Ministry
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Developing Theologically Reflective Practice
  • The Church in the Local Context
  • Worship and Preaching
  • Global and Local Mission
  • Chaplaincy and Mission
  • Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
  • Worship & Preaching


Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements


The Foundation Degree & BA in Christian Theology and Practice will operate a fully open access policy in regards to age, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity and faith orientation.

It is anticipated that due to the vocational nature of the programme students will come from diverse educational backgrounds, some might have limited formal education and others could possess first degrees or post graduate awards.

Students wishing to enrol for the programme at level 1 must have:

  1. A pass in English Language GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent qualification; and
  2. Two A levels or equivalent, OR
  3. An appropriate professional qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent to the above.

For the student with no formal qualifications, matriculation can be achieved through enrolment on a level 1 module from the programme as an associate student. Upon successful completion of the module the student can enrol for the full programme transferring the 20 credits.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

£1,750 per annum

Overseas 2016 / 17

This course is not available for International (non EU) Students.

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