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Cliff College offers a variety of Christian short courses, ranging from day and weekend courses to week-long courses and off-site training. These various opportunities are designed to train the whole people of God, and provide inspiration, retreat, reflection, new learning and personal development, as well as allow participants to explore other validated courses within the college.
Many of these short courses are delivered alongside our existing ministry partners.

Cliff College has been delivering innovative and inspiring degree programmes in mission and ministry for 20 years. We specialise in courses focused on youth, children, and family mission and ministry, approved by and leading to an award of The University of Manchester.


Course Structure
The Certificate of Higher Education (Level 4) in Mission and Ministry introduces students to foundational concepts in theology, mission and ministry; specific issues arising in mission and ministry to their chosen group (youth, children or families); and ideals and skills that are essential for mission and ministry.
To complete the year students must gain 120 credits by successfully completing a number of units, which are worth 10 or 20 credits each. The units focus on key aspects of the Christian ministry to youth, children and families.
The Diploma offers students who have successfully obtained their Certificate of Higher Education the opportunity to continue to study in more depth. Units are taught with all streams together in order for students to gain a better understanding of wider issues in mission and ministry to youth, children and families, but specialist learning and assessment remains a key part of the student experience.
To complete the year students must gain 120 credits by successfully completing a number of units, which are worth 10 or 20 credits each. The units focus on key aspects of the Christian ministry to youth, children and families.
The BA (Hons) in Mission and Ministry aims to further extend the training of vocational workers by building on the Certificate and Diploma courses and offering students the opportunity to complete their vocational degree. The format is similar to the Certificate and the Diploma, but students will be offered the opportunity to explore their specialist ministry in more theological and missiological depth and will be required to complete a research dissertation.
To complete the year students must gain 120 credits by successfully completing a number of units, which are worth between 10 and 30 credits each. The units focus on key aspects of the Christian ministry to youth, children and families.

Cliff College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, developing programmes delivered by Cliff College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester. The programme offers a solid foundation in theology and biblical studies. It offers a mixture of core and optional units including Biblical Theology, Theology in the Contemporary World, Introduction to the Old Testament, New Testament Exegesis and Introduction to Church History. It also includes practical instruction and experience in mission and ministry, with units such as Introduction to Christian Leadership, Mission Placement, Mission and Evangelism, and Public Theology.
This is a full-time degree programme, and most of our students are residential. It is, however, possible to undertake part-time study if you live close enough to the College to attend regular lectures.


Course Structure
The first (certificate) year is a 120-credit course of study. Students complete 40 core credits and again a further 80 credits from optional elective units.
The second (diploma) year is a 120-credit course of study which represents a further year of full-time study (or its equivalent). Entry is normally through the completion of the first year. Students complete 20 core credits and gain a further 100 credits from optional elective units.
The final (degree) year is a 120-credit course of study which represents a further year of full-time study (or its equivalent). Entry is normally through the completion of the second year. Students complete 20 core credits and gain a further 100 credits from optional elective units.
Students write a 6,000-word dissertation on a subject of particular interest to them. Students are assigned a supervisor and topics are subject to approval.

Cliff College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, developing programmes delivered by Cliff College, approved by and leading to an award of The University of Manchester. On the MA Mission programme, there are multiple pathways taught at postgraduate certificate, diploma and degree levels.
With some of the foremost international experts in Christian mission and leadership, the MA Mission is designed to enable in-depth engagement with a variety of themes, including:

  • pioneering mission and church planting
  • responses to church decline in the west
  • missional movements and networks
  • the Holy Spirit in leadership
  • evangelism in a digital age
  • church history
  • biblical theology
  • global justice
  • missional spirituality
  • literature & culture.

The postgraduate degree is validated by The University of Manchester, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
The MA Mission postgraduate degree programme is highly flexible and is normally studied full-time or part-time over one to three years. This means it is ideal both for those pursuing an academic vocation as well as for those currently involved in mission or ministry who need to juggle their studies with their church/mission commitments.


Programme Structure
To complete the MA, students must complete any four units from the programme, and then a dissertation in their final year. Students can also choose to take a pathway with a more specific focus or complete the course at a distance by taking the online units.

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Apologetics

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the BA (Hons) Theology and Mission programme. This is a 10 credit unit. Teaching will take place in semester 1. Requirements Students will have needed to successfully progress from level 4 of . . .

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Applied Practice

21-22

About This Course This is a unit on the BA Mission and Ministry programme. The value of this course is 20 credits. Course Staff Course Leader The Course Leader is Gareth Crispin. Frequently Asked Questions I’ve got more questions about . . .

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Evangelism: Contemporary Contexts and Practices

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Evangelism in the 21st Century pathway. The . . .

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Children's and Youth Mission 2

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Children’s and Youth Mission pathway. The taught . . .

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Theology of Christian Mentoring

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Christian Mentoring pathway. The taught week for . . .

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Leadership: Revival, Renewal and the Holy Spirit

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Leadership, Mission, and Ministry pathway. The taught . . .

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Literature, Theology and Culture: Engaging Texts

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Literature, Theology and Culture pathway. The taught . . .

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Study Skills

2021-22

Course Staff Gareth Crispin The Course Leader is Gareth Crispin. Frequently Asked Questions What web browser should I use? The Cliff College LMS works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. I’ve got more questions . . .

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