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Course Commitment

For all validated courses, there are two compulsory 4-5 day Residential teaching blocks per year when all WTC students from across the UK gather together. These are held in early September and early January. There is also a commitment to attend Hubs (depending on course taken), except for those on the Flexi-programmes.

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Dates for Residentials in 2021/22 Academic Year

From September 2021, our Residentials will be held at the University of Nottingham.

  • Resi 1:  Wednesday 1st – Sunday 5th September 2021 (last lecture will be finished by c.4.30pm)
  • Resi 2: Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th January 2022 (last lecture will be finished by c.6.30pm)

For more information about the Jubilee Campus at the University of Nottingham, please click here.

Commitment for each course:

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.

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 (Mini-Resi) for students in their first year:

  • TH6953: 22nd & 23rd October 2021, at Ivy Church, 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 2022. Students will receive the remainder of their teaching through three additional events (Mini-Resis) throughout the 2021-22 academic year. The details of these events are now confirmed as the following:

  • TH6955: 8th & 9th October 2021, at Ivy Church, Manchester
  • TH6952: 4th & 5th February 2022, at Woodlands Church, Bristol
  • TH6954: 18th & 19th March 2022, at Revelation Family Church, Chichester

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

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 (Mini-Resi) for students in their first year:

  • TH6948: 12th & 13th November 2021, venue TBC
Year 2

In addition to the two Residential blocks, students are only required to attend their Hub for four teaching weeks during Jan/Feb 2022. Students will receive the remainder of their teaching through three additional events (Mini-Resis) throughout the 2021-22 academic year. The details of these events are now confirmed as the following:

  • TH6950: 5th & 6th November 2021, venue TBC
  • TH6951: 3rd & 4th February 2022, at Woodlands Church, Bristol
  • TH6952: 4th & 5th February 2022, at Woodlands Church, Bristol

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

In addition to the two Residential blocks, the MA is taught on three Teaching Saturdays each year 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).

2021-22 MA Teaching Saturdays:

In addition to the Residentials, MA students are required to attend three Saturday teaching days each year in their local Hub. The dates for the 2021-22 academic year are below.

MA Year 1
  • TH7928 Reading the Old Testament for the Church – 13 November 2021 (10am-4pm)
  • TH7929 Luke-Acts – 29 January 2022 (1-7pm)
  • TH7931 Church History – 12 March 2022 (1-7pm)
MA Year 2
  • TH7920 God through the Ages – 20 November 2021 (10am-4pm)
  • TH7926 Faithfully Performing the Biblical Drama: Christian Ethics for Discipleship and Witness – 12 February 2022 (10am – 4pm)
  • TH7930 Paul and the Spirit – 26 March 2022 (1-7pm)

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

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Hub Teaching

WTC Hub LocationsThe 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 our Hubs we also facilitate an extra-curricular Personal Formation Programme (PFP) through which local experts 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.

Until government guidance permits larger gatherings, Hub communities continue to meet together online to worship, pray, 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.

For the academic year 2021-22, we are confident our Residentials and Hub nights will be in person.

Find out more about our Hub Locations here.

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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 faculty to discuss the week’s teaching 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 pm – Finish (may run to 10pm at times)

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.

Explore our courses today to find one that best suits you!

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PARTNERING WITH THE CHURCH TO EQUIP AND SEND THE WHOLE PEOPLE OF GOD.