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Practical Theology (at The Institute for Children, Youth and Mission) BA (Hons)

Newman University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    The Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is validated by Newman University and taught at The Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM), which has been offering specialist training in the areas of youth, children, community ministry and chaplaincy training since 1998. The focus of this placement-based training is two-fold: to equip people to work in churches and Christian voluntary sector organisations; and also to prepare people to work in the wider statutory and voluntary sector in related fields.The course encourages you to develop your faith through studying theology, being part of a worshipping community and living out your relationship with God in practice. It also develops your practical ministry by applying your knowledge of working with people and the communities they live in and reflecting on your skills and approach to the work.The first year of the course is designed to help you test and develop your calling, then in years two and three you focus on a one of our Specialist Pathways for the rest of your course:• Community Youth Work with JNC Endorsement• Children and Family Ministry• Community Ministry• ChaplaincyStudying on this programme will enable you to gain:Essential knowledge of the Christian faith through key theological disciplines, and the ability to relate this understanding to youth and community work practice A grounding in relevant social sciences such as psychology, sociology and cultural studies and the ability to relate these to the community you work with An in-depth understanding and practice of community and church based work Core skills as a Practical Theologian Broader experience of children, youth, family and community work, through the completion of two pieces of alternative practice in community and/or statutory settings A range of transferrable skills including independent and creative thinking, self-organisation, team-working, communication, project management, etc of interest to employersFor the duration of the course, you will be placed in a church or other appropriate setting where your professional formation as a worker be rooted in ongoing practice. You will also engage in 1-1 tutorials with experienced professionals, and participate in small group activities that, together, support the application of learning within your practice and attend to your personal and professional formation.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 96

Due to the nature of the course, relevant experience and aptitude will be assessed as more relevant than Tariff points.


University information

Newman University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

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  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 33 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%



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