Cardiff University

Cardiff University


It is expected that most of the students undertaking the course will be involved in some kind of ministry, whether on a full- or part-time basis. It is equally available and relevant to laity and clergy alike. The formal aim of the course is to improve the competence of practitioners so they can make a better contribution within their ministry. It also provides an opportunity for exploring present and future training and educational needs within professional development. There are 4 pathways available through the programme: Practical theology; biblical studies; Christian doctrine; church history.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess or expect to obtain a 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent. However, significant experience of ministry can also be taken into account.

Course modules

Core module: Research methods for theology. Modules within the practical theology pathway: Principles of practical theology; continuity of change (mission in contemporary society); faith, belief and spirituality; contours of Christian theology; contemporary theologies of mission; bible in ministry; independent learning project; critical reflection on practice; facilitating moral thinking; beginning chaplaincy; context of chaplaincy. Modules within the biblical studies pathway: Hermeneutics and critical method; new testament in social perspective; exegesis of biblical texts (Romans); out of Babylon (old testament theology); the horrors we bless (olt testament texts); independent learning project; contemporary theologies of mission. Modules within the church history pathway: Church history 1; church history 2.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 4 months
PgCert Part-time - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Michael's College Cardiff CF5 2YJ Wales

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
029 2056 8007