Third Year Programme

Three Year Programme

Course level: Bachelor-level, 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 year, as in the previous two years, 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 previous two years.

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 18 ECTS in core courses, 8 to 12 credits in non-video courses and the rest in elective courses.

The total number of credits of the Three year, EQF level 6 Programme, which includes and builds on the previous two years (and the certificate and the diploma programmes), will be as follows:

  • Foundational courses: 28 ECTS
  • Core courses: 54 ECTS
  • Elective courses: 53 to 68 ECTS
  • Non-video courses: 30 to 45 ECTS

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 each course description included in this document.

  • The Triune God (5 ECTS)
  • The Gospel of John (4 ECTS)
  • Psalms and Wisdom Literature (4 ECTS)
  • The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit (5 ECTS )

Electives - Christian World & Life View

  • Apologetics in an Islamic Context (4 ECTS)
  • The Persecuted Church (3 ECTS)
  • Christian Marriage and Family (4 ECTS)
  • Christian Ethics (4 ECTS)
  • Science and the Christian Faith (4 ECTS)
  • An Introduction to Islam (5 ECTS)
  • Political Theology (4 ECTS)

Electives- Historical Studies

  • Church History I (4 ECTS)
  • Church History II (3 ECTS)
  • History of Iran (4 ECTS)

Electives- Bible & Biblical Theology

  • Old Testament Narrative Books* (3 ECTS)
  • Old Testament Prophets* (4 ECTS)
  • Theology of the Old Testament* (4 ECTS)
  • Romans and Pauline Theology* (4 ECTS)

Electives- Doctrine

  •  Man, Sin, and Salvation* (4 ECTS)

Electives- Ministry and Leadership

  • Christian Counselling (4 ECTS)
  • Servant Leadership I (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Missions (4 ECTS)
  • Principles of Discipleship and Disciple Making* (4 ECTS)
  • Crisis and Trauma Counselling (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching (3 ECTS)
  • Principles of Teaching (4 ECTS)
  • Servant Leadership II (4 ECTS)
  • Servant Leadership III* (4 ECTS)
  • Pastoral Ministries (4 ECTS)
  • Principles of Preaching* (4 ECTS)
  • Counselling for Addiction and Abuse (4 ECTS)
  • Inner Healing and the Ministry of Deliverance (4 ECTS)
  • Evangelism (4 ECTS)
  • Youth Ministry (4 ECTS)
  • Worship* (4 ECTS)

* courses followed by an asterisk are still under production

  • Formation Conference (3 ECTS) (including the previous level, students will attend a cumulative total of 6 to 9 conferences)
  • Mentored Growth & Development (1 ECTS) (including the previous level, students will engage in a cumulative total of 3 to 5 segments of mentoring)
  • Formation Conferences (3 ECTS) (including the previous level, students will engage in a cumulative total of 3 to 6 segments of practicum)