The PGDip makes our training for gospel ministry available more widely at a postgraduate level. What distinguishes the PGDip from the MA and MTheol (year 4) is that it does not require a research component, although you can do a short research project if you choose. PGDip students take 120 credits worth of modules at Level 7: a compulsory module on hermeneutics and epistemology, which is common to all of our postgraduate programmes, worth 30 credits, plus 90 credits of electives, at least 30 of which must be a taught Specialist Master's-Level module. The programme is designed for many people who want to study and prepare for ministry at a postgraduate level, but for whom independent research is not the right fit. The programme can be taken over one year full time or two years part time. Ordinands who are already Theology graduates would normally study the PGDip part time over 22 months alongside additional modules that make their overall programme full time. Alongside their Level 7 modules, ordinands will complete a suite of placements and will also study a selection of modules at Levels 4 and 5 to provide specific Anglican training (as approved by the Church of England). The information provided about the Postgraduate Diploma Theology is subject to the Postgraduate Programmes Review which we anticipate taking place early in 2022. This is part of a standard pattern of programme review and revalidation. The revalidated postgraduate programmes will offer a broader range of elective modules, especially in the areas of doctrine and church history, and modules which are designed to integrate theological disciplines.
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