Course Delivery

What to expect at WTC


Course Commitment

For all validated courses, there are two 4-5 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.

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

    • Thursday 3rd September – Monday 7th September 2020
    • 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 still to be confirmed, but are expected to take place during the following months:

    • TH6955: Early October 2020 (dates and venue TBC)
    • TH6952: Late Feb/Early March 2021 (dates TBC), Bristol
    • TH6954: Mid April 2021 (dates and venue TBC)

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 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

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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 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 2020/21

  • Thursday 3rd September – Monday 7th September 2020
  • 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.

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.