Course structure and content
The BA (Hons) in Mission and Ministry aims to further extend the training of vocational workers by building on the Certificate and Diploma courses and offering students the opportunity to complete their vocational degree. The format is similar to the Certificate and the Diploma, but students will be offered the opportunity to explore their specialist ministry in more theological and missiological depth and will be required to complete a research dissertation.
To complete the year students must gain 120 credits by successfully completing a number of units, which are worth between 10 and 30 credits each. The units focus on key aspects of the Christian ministry to youth, children and families.
|Research skills||10 credits|
|Theological engagement||20 credits|
|Cultural perspectives and mission*||20 credits|
|Problem-based learning – theological perspectives||20 credits|
|Problem-based learning – missiological perspectives||20 credits|
|Personal and professional development (advanced)||20 credits|
|Independent study unit||20 credits|
Cliff College reserve the right to offer alternative options to those listed here, according to availability.
* This unit may be offered online as well as face-to-face in the academic year 2021-22.
Teaching and assessment
Most units entail around 26 hours of contact between the tutor and the student group. There is a flexibility of approach, dependent on the unit and the number of students, which will typically be a mixture of lectures, plenary discussions and group or individual supervised work. Tutors are available for individual consultation outside class time.
Units are assessed in different ways; through the writing of essays, preparation of resource material, project work and reflection. Methods of research and analysis are taught and encouraged, and mission assessment requires reflective work that makes connections between practice and theory. For every ten credits, written work of around 3,000 words is required, though many units contain practical outcome assessments which then reduce the number of words required. Marking is done anonymously. Attendance is required at all the relevant lectures or classes.