BD of Theology with Pastoral Studies: Course modules

Get a taste of the different modules you could be studying.

The BD programme is cumulative and developmental as indicated below. Participants can, however, exit with awards at the different levels. These levels correspond to the Scottish Qualification and Credit Framework where Level 7 is first year at University, Level 8 second year and so on.

See modules from different levels:

Level 7 (Certificate)

The first year aims to provide a broad foundation in several key disciplines including biblical interpretation, Christian doctrine, church history and areas of practical theology. Students are engaged in interactive learning and supported throughout the first year to ensure they are gaining confidence in the subject areas.

Jan
30

Christian Ethics

Christian people frequently ask: What should be done? This module offers an introductory treatment of Christian Ethics. It does not assume prior knowledge in this
Jan
30

Christianity and Culture

‘culture is the way we do thing around here’ (Variously attributed). This module introduces participants to the terminology and the main ways in which the
Jan
31

Church History

This module introduces the key ‘turning points’ in the history and development of the Christian Church. It is based on the set course textbook which
Level 8 (Diploma)

Students continue to add to their knowledge and understanding by engaging with subjects such as Baptist identity (or equivalent studies in another Christian tradition), biblical studies, pastoral theology, preaching, mission and Christianity and culture. Several modules include off campus visits and opportunities to reflect on lived experience. Work Based Learning module enables students to engage with and reflect on service in a specific context.

Jan
30

Christianity and Culture

‘culture is the way we do thing around here’ (Variously attributed). This module introduces participants to the terminology and the main ways in which the
Jan
31

Church History

This module introduces the key ‘turning points’ in the history and development of the Christian Church. It is based on the set course textbook which
Level 9 (Degree)

On this level, students are encouraged to think more critically and creatively from a number of perspectives.

Students use and develop existing knowledge to explore complex themes and issues. In a fractured world, what does the Sermon on the Mount have to say today? Why does reconciliation lie at the heart of Christian faith and practice? How can we sustain a ministry of caring and leadership, within and beyond the Church? Using the Bible and learning to interpret it responsibly, engaging in theological reflection and work based learning experience, pursuing ethical enquiry and pastoral insight, students are accompanied in a learning process that seeks to be transformative both of them and the wider community.

Jan
30

Christ and Church

This course is based on the relationship between Christ and Church. It will attempt to help students formulate a theology of the Church’s witness, service
Jan
30

Christianity and Culture

‘culture is the way we do thing around here’ (Variously attributed). This module introduces participants to the terminology and the main ways in which the
Jan
31

Creative Homlietics

Preaching is not a fixed form but a dynamic and developing art. This module will help you explore a number of contemporary approaches to homiletics
Level 10 (Honours Degree)

The Honours year provides the opportunity to integrate learning and increase confidence in exploring, discussing, formulating, defending, and revising arguments. Work Based Learning continues to be a key feature, with students choosing an area of personal development to form the basis of their placement. The dissertation encourages students to explore an area of personal interest through sustained reading, research and writing.

Jan
30

Christ and Church

This course is based on the relationship between Christ and Church. It will attempt to help students formulate a theology of the Church’s witness, service