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Theology and Mission (Ministry Among Older People) CertHE


What will I learn?

This innovative programme offers a sound foundation in theology and biblical studies alongside practical instruction and experience in mission and ministry with older people. It can be studied either on-campus or online. Delivered by Cliff College, this programme leads to a qualification awarded by the University of Manchester.All students will study a range of core subjects to cover learning in the areas of Bible, Christian Theology and Missional Practice among Older People. The Certificate will include a Mission Placement for practice-based learning, which is integral to the integrated approach embodied in this programme. This specialised pathway sits alongside the general Theology and Ministry programme, as well as another specialised pathway for Children, Youth and Family Ministry.Teaching is delivered during intensive teaching weeks (8 per academic year for full-time students; 4 per academic year for part-time students). Each student will work with their personal tutor to schedule other learning activities – including group seminars and tutorials – around the intensive teaching weeks, developing an integrated individual learning plan.This programme is offered in dual delivery mode, giving students the flexibility to study either onsite or online (distance learning option). In this innovative programme, on-campus and distance students attend scheduled classes together and at the same time using video conferencing tools. In addition, all students will benefit from a range of online learning resources, to complement and enhance the classroom experience. Whether living on campus or studying from a distance, students will have opportunities to participate in the community life of the College, joining in prayer and worship times as well as social activities. On-campus students will need to be physically present at Cliff College for all scheduled teaching. It is expected that most full-time students choosing this route will live at the College, or nearby. Part-time on-campus students may live further afield within the UK, but will be required to be present onsite for scheduled teaching weeks. Students who choose the distance learning option may choose to attend one or more of the scheduled teaching weeks in person at the College, with the agreement of their personal tutor.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£9,500.00 (US$ 11,687) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Main Site

Cliff Lane,


S32 3XG, England

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