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About this course

The Church Colleges' Certificate is a national award, common to Church of England Colleges and Universities such as Winchester.

This certificate is open to all – those with a general interest in the study of theology and religion, teachers, clergy, lay readers, lay pastors and caring professionals or anyone. No prior knowledge of theology or religious studies is expected. The Certificate can be taken as standalone study or for mature students as a route onto a full or part-time BA Theology and Religious Studies or BA Ethics and Spirituality taken with another subject as part of the Combined Honours framework at Winchester.

Students registered on a full-time Winchester programme may take the Certificate in addition to their main programme at no additional cost. For all other students, modular fees apply and financial support is available. Details are available from the Programme Leader.

The Certificate is awarded upon completion of four approved modules in Theology and/or Religious Studies. Modules are credited (15 credits each) and can be taken at the student’s own pace, for example one or two modules per year. Modules are entry level – Level 4 – and run on a rolling programme. Contact the Programme Leader for details of what modules are running this year.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: A wide range of qualifications are applicable. The University accredits prior experiential learning (APEL) and therefore it may not be necessary to hold formal academic qualifications.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or equivalent

Start dates: September and February

Application process: Direct Entry Application Form