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Course Commitment

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

The Residential dates for the 2020-21 academic year are:

    • RESI 1 (Online): Thursday 3rd – Monday 7th September (9am-9.15pm*) and Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th September (evenings only, 7.30-9.45pm)
      *The day will be split into three sessions, and students will attend two out of the three.
    • RESI 2 (Telford): Monday 4th January – Thursday 7th January 2021

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

In addition to the two Residential blocks, there are twenty local teaching evenings, either on a Monday or a Tuesday evening (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.


Graduate Diploma in Church Planting and Leadership

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 an extra teaching event for students in their first year:

    • 23rd and 24th October 2020 in Manchester

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 now confirmed as the following:

    • TH6955: 9th & 10th October 2020, at Ivy Church, Manchester.
    • TH6952: 5th & 6th February 2021, at Woodlands Church, Bristol.
    • TH6954: 26th & 27th March 2021, at Revelation Family Church, Chichester.

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


Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and Student Ministry

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 an extra teaching event for students in their first year:

    • 26th and 27th October 2020 in London

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 3 Teaching Saturdays spread throughout each year. Flexi-MA students are able to access all of 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).

2020-21 MA Hub Teaching Days

In addition to the residentials, MA students are required to attend 3 Saturday teaching days in their local Hub. The dates for the 2020-21 academic year are shown below.

MA Year 1
    • TH7928 Reading the Old Testament for the Church – 21 November 2020 (10am-4pm)
    • TH7929 Luke-Acts – 27 February 2021 (1-7pm)
    • Church History – 6 March 2021 (10am-4pm)

MA Year 2

    • TH7920 God through the Ages – 28 November 2020 (10am – 4pm)
    • TH7926 Faithfully Performing the Biblical Drama: Christian Ethics for Discipleship and Witness – 6 February 2021 (time tbc)
    • TH7930 Paul and the Spirit – 13 March 2021 (1-7pm)

Students who are unable to make the teaching Saturdays at a local Hub may elect to do the Flexi-MA.


Residential Teaching

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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 September 2020 residential will be held online. The structure of this residential has been amended to suit online delivery on the following dates:

  • RESI 1: Thursday  3rd – Monday 7th September (9am-9.15pm*) and Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th September (evenings only, 7:30-9:45pm)
    *No more than 6 lectures will be delivered each day, the residential days have been split into three sessions: morning, afternoon and evening and students will be timetabled to attend two of the three sessions. We have scheduled regular breaks and lecturers will make time for discussion in breakout rooms and Q&A so will try and provide a varied programme.

We plan to deliver the January 2021 residential in person at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Campus, where we also use their accommodation facilities. (Should this need to change because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will keep students updated). The dates are as follows:

  • RESI 2: Monday 4th January – Thursday 7th January 2021

Hub Teaching

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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.

Hub communities are still meeting together online to worship and pray together, and to continue providing the learning community support which is an important part of studying with WTC, during the period of coronavirus social distancing/lockdown constraints.

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. With the current coronavirus-related constraints on accessing Hub libraries, our faculty and WTC Central staff are making additional resources available on Moodle for our students.


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