Programmes of Study

The College of the Resurrection attracts students from a wide spectrum of Anglican theological traditions, so the experience of studying here is one of rich diversity. We help to form women and men for generous and creative Christian ministry of many different varieties. Our teaching is centred on prayer, informed by theology, and grounded in practice.

Who studies here?

We welcome many different people to come and study with us, including:

• Ordinands preparing for ministry
• Independent and international students wishing to study for a degree
• Clergy and lay people who are on sabbatical
• Those preparing to be theological educators.

Teaching & assessment

Courses are taught by members of our academic staff, the monastery, staff from YMC (our partner non-residential course) and Sheffield University. Some classes are shared with YMC students, which will involve evening or weekend study.

Students are assessed through essays, presentations, case studies, group projects and theological reflection. There are very few formal examinations. We have a very advantageous student:staff ratio, which means that classes are generally small and interactive. One-to-one tutorial support is offered on all assessed essays.

Degree programmes

In full partnership with the world-class Department of Philosophy (Religion, Theology and the Bible) at the University of Sheffield, our ordinands, lay people and independent students study towards part-time and full-time theology degrees at the following levels:

• Undergraduate degree: BA (Hons) in Theological Studies
• Taught postgraduate degree: MA orPGDip in Ministry & Theology
• Taught MA in Liturgy: MA in Liturgy
• Research degree: PhD.

The BA (Hons) in Theological Studies
This flexible degree combines the rigour of study at a leading Russell Group university with the vocational and practical focus appropriate to formation for ordained ministry.You will take around a third of your modules at the University of Sheffield, and you can choose to write a dissertation as part of your final year.

The MA/PGDip in Ministry & Theology
The MA/PGDip is flexible enough to let you put together a course of study and research which suits your own needs and interests (it is also possible to follow a pathway which concentrates on liturgical studies).

Our strengths as a study centre

The context in which you do theology has an impact on the way that you do it. The College of the Resurrection provides you with several contrasting contexts.

A worshipping people
Together we hear the scriptures, sing the psalms, celebrate the Eucharist and meditate on the Gospel – and we wrestle with questions arising from the social and political issues of the day.

A resident community
The residential community formed by our live-in students (dedicated to serving one another in many small ways) keeps us focused on grace, relationship and ministry.

A monastic community
We are closely linked with, and set within the grounds of, an Anglican monastic community whose members contribute invaluably across the work of the college.

The pastoral task
Our students learn to minister to others in diverse settings. Local placements keep the pastoral task in sight, while wider links enrich our experience of the church’s life.

The University of Sheffield
Our students have the unique experience of two complementary ways of engaging with theology: in one of the UK’s leading (Russell Group) universities and the other alongside a monastic community.

The Yorkshire Ministry Course (YMC)
Based in the college buildings, the YMC (previously the Northern Ordination Course) delivers much of its teaching here, and some classes are integrated.

Want to know more?

If you have a specific question or would just like to chat through your options, please do call us or contact us.