Third Year Programme

Three Year Curriculum (under construction)

Course level:  Bachelor - EQF Level 6

Objectives of this level:  This programme builds on the previous two programmes (certificate and diploma) and equips students to serve as effective church leaders by providing a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of biblical, theological, and leadership concepts. This programme, as in the previous two programmes, pays attention to the growth of students in all three dimensions of spiritual, cognitive (academic), and ministry.

Please note that this is not a UK degree awarded by degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

Manner of Study:  same as certificate and diploma programmes.

Recommended duration for this course level:  5 to 7 years part-time

Number of credits:  60 ECTS (beyond the first two years of study); 180 in total

Credit distribution:  Students must take at least 26 credits in core courses, 8 to 12 credits in non-video courses and the rest in elective courses.

The total number of credits of the Third Year Programme (which includes and builds on the certificate and the diploma level) will be as follows:

  • Foundational Modules: 25 credits
  • Core Modules: 85 credits
  • Elective Modules: 36 to 46 credits
  • Non-video Modules: 24 to 34 credits

Students can choose any elective course offered by the school as their elective credits, provided they have already taken the prerequisite courses for that course. Prerequisite courses for each course are specified in the student handbook and also in the course catalogue of Pars School of Theology.

  • Divine Trinity (5 ECTS)
  • The Gospel of John (4 ECTS)
  • Letters to the Corinthians (5 ECTS)
  • *Psalms and Wisdom Literature (4 ECTS)
  • Church History in Iran (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Christian Ethics (4 ECTS)
  • **The Letter to Romans and Pauline Theology (4 ECTS)
  • The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit (5 ECTS)

* These modules are not yet ready
** One of these two modules should be taken as a Core module, and the other will be an Elective.

  • Spiritual Leadership 1 (4 ECTS)
  • Spiritual Leadership 2 (4 ECTS)
  • Spiritual Leadership 3 (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Christian Counselling (4 ECTS)
  • Crisis and Trauma Counselling (4 ECTS)
  • Domestic Violence and Addiction (4 ECTS)
  • Principles and methods of Christian Education (4 ECTS)
  • *Homiletics – Principles of Preaching (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to the Ministry of Mentoring and Coaching (3 ECTS)
  • Pastoral Ministries (4 ECTS)
  • The Persecuted Church (3 ECTS)
  • Apologetics in Islamic Context (4 ECTS)
  • History of Iran (4 ECTS)
  • Science and Faith (4 ECTS)
  • Inner Healing and Deliverance Ministry (4 ECTS)
  • *Old Testament Narrative Books (3 ECTS)
  • *Old Testament Prophets (4 ECTS)
  • *Evangelism and Church Planting (4 ECTS)
  • *Ministry to Different Age Groups: children, youth (young adults), adults, elderly (4 ECTS)
  • *Worship (3 ECTS)
  • *Foundations and Patterns of Discipleship and Making Disciples (4 ECTS)
  • *Political Theology (4 ECTS)
  • *Theology of the Old Testament (4 ECTS)

* These modules are not yet ready

  • Bachelor thesis (3 ECTS)
  • Formation Conferences (4 to 6 ECTS)
  • Spiritual Guidance (Mentoring) (1 to 3 ECTS)
  • Ministerial Practice and Reflection (3 to 9 ECTS)