Course Delivery

What to expect at WTC


Course Commitment

For all validated courses, there are two 4 to 5 day residential teaching blocks per year where all WTC students, from across the UK and Europe, gather together, usually in early September and early January.

CertHE, BA (Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology courses

In addition to the two residential blocks, there are twenty teaching evenings, either on a Monday or a Tuesday (depending on the Hub location), between 6pm and 10pm throughout the year.  The courses are assessed by the submission of six essays throughout the year.

NEW Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and Student Ministry, and Graduate Diploma in Church Planting and Leadership courses

Year 1

In addition to the two residential blocks, there are twenty teaching evenings, either on a Monday or a Tuesday (depending on the Hub location), between 6pm and 10pm throughout the year. As well as these Hub evenings, there will be extra teaching events for these new Graduate Diploma Courses:

Graduate Diploma in Church Planting and Leadership

  • 18th and 19th October 2019 in Manchester

Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and Student Ministry 

  • 28th and 29th October in London

Further details of these additional teaching events will be given at the September 2019 residential.

Year 2

In addition to the two residential blocks, the students are only required to attend their Hub for four teaching weeks during Jan/Feb 2021. Students will receive the remainder of their teaching though additional events throughout the 2020-21 academic year. The details of these events are still to be confirmed, but are expected to take place during the following months:

Graduate Diploma in Church Planting and Leadership

    • TH6955: Early October 2020 (dates and venue TBC)
    • TH6953: 23rd & 24th October 2020, Manchester
    • TH6952: Late Feb/Early March 2021 (dates TBC), Bristol
    •  TH6954: Mid April (dates and venue TBC)

Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and Student Ministry

    • TH6950: November 2020 (dates and venue TBC), and additional day at January Residential (8th Jan 2021), Telford
    • TH6951: 1st & 2nd Feb 2021, London
    • TH6952: Late Feb/Early March 2021 (dates TBC), Bristol
    •  TH6949: 19th April 2021 (TBC)

The Graduate Diploma in Church Planting and Leadership is assessed by the submission of six essays throughout the year. 

The Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and Student Ministry is assessed by a combination of six essays or pieces of coursework.

MA, Flexi-MA courses

In addition to the two residential blocks, the MA is taught on 2 or 3 Teaching Saturdays spread throughout the year. Flexi-MA students are able to access their course content online. The course is assessed by the submission of up to six assignments per year, plus a dissertation (typically in the third year).


Residential Teaching

WTC ResidentialsCourse Delivery Part 1:

Each year students will attend two residential teaching sessions which are in-depth periods where all our students come together for four or five days to focus on the core course teaching. The cost of Residentials, including food and accommodation, is included in the course fees.

The Residential sessions are delivered at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Campus, where we also use their accommodation facilities.

Residential Dates for 2019/20

  • Wednesday 4th September – Sunday 8th September 2019
  • Monday 6th January – Thursday 9th January 2020

Residential Dates for 2020/21

  • Thursday 3rd September – Monday 7th September 2020
  • Monday 4th January – Thursday 7th January 2021

Hub Teaching

Hub DeliveryCourse Delivery Part 2:

The unique flavour of studying with WTC is largely defined by the experience of studying locally in a worshipping and learning community known as a Hub. Hubs meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings, depending on the location, and are environments in which you can form meaningful relationships with your fellow students, have time and space to discuss the issues arising in the teaching, as well as worshipping together.

In most Hubs we also facilitate a small extra-curricular programme which allows local experts to visit a Hub to deliver a one off session that enables students to develop skills, be introduced to experts in various spheres of influence and to provide another bridge between the academic, the spiritual, and the practical.

Find out more about our Hub Locations here.

A typical Hub evening looks like this:

  • 5.45 pm – Arrive, chat with fellow students
  • 6.00 pm – Worship and ministry time
  • 6.30 pm – Watch a recorded lecture with other students – with time for discussion throughout the session
  • 7.30 pm – Seminar with a faculty member to discuss the week’s teaching and ask questions or a live extra-curricular session from a local practitioner
  • 8.30 pm – Time to pray together with other students, discuss and think over the evening’s teaching
  • 9.30–10.00 pm – Finish

Online & Hub Resources

A rich variety of online resources are available on WTC’s virtual learning environment, Moodle, and through the University of Chester’s databases. This includes books, articles, lecture notes, recorded lectures, and other resources. In addition, WTC has a collection of eBooks available to all students and each Hub has a library of books available to borrow.


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