The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy (PGCertChap) is to enhance chaplaincy in a range of contemporary settings through engagement with current scholarship into the practice of chaplaincy.
The Certificate is designed as a professional qualification for those who serve as chaplains in a variety of settings and who seek advanced professional education to enhance their work, and for those who want to train to be chaplains.
The admission requirement is a degree or equivalent three-year qualification (not necessarily in Theology) with satisfactory grades. In cases where a person's prior qualifications do not include theological study, he or she may be required to undertake one or more 300-level papers in Theology in order to satisfy the prerequisites for specific 400-level papers in Biblical Studies (BIBS) and/or Christian Thought and History (CHTH).
The coursework consists of three 20-point 400-level taught papers. At least two of these must be core papers in the area of Chaplaincy. The final paper may be the third core paper in the area of Chaplaincy or a paper selected from a list of additional papers offered in the areas of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Ministry Studies.
All the papers offered for this qualification will be taught by Distance Learning.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy (PGCertChap)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
- Every applicant must either
- be a graduate, or
- have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
Structure of the Programme
The programme of study shall consist of:
- either three papers chosen from MINS 410, MINS 411, MINS 415, MINS 424
- or two papers chosen from MINS 410, MINS 411, MINS 415 and MINS 424 and a third paper chosen from BIBS 413, CHTH 415, CHTH 416, CHTH 420, CHTH 422, CHTH 423, MINS 405, MINS 408, MINS 412, MINS 413, MINS 414, MINS 415.
Duration of the Programme
The programme shall normally be completed on a part-time basis and requires the equivalent of one semester of full-time study.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.