Spurgeon's College
Advanced Christian Studies PgDip
Spurgeon's College

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course explores the subject in detail, covering areas such as the Book of Revelation; doctrines of ministry and sacraments; comparative ecclesiology; the doctrine of creation and environmental ethics; contemporary issues in theology.

Most units are assessed by means of essays or projects of up to 8000 words. The two compulsory units are taught at the beginning and the end of the course: The first consists of sessions on Theological Enquiry and Interpretation while the second forms a preparation for the dissertation. This second unit is assessed by a dissertation proposal. The only examinations are for the optional units on the biblical languages Hebrew and Greek. The second part of the course consists of a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words; students must complete the first part of the course before proceeding to the dissertation. The dissertation is expected to provide evidence of a person's analytical, evaluative and creative abilities. The subject of the dissertation will reflect the topics covered by Part One of the course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Graduates in theology with at least a 2nd Class Honours degree from an approved institution. A score of 7 or over on the IELTS test for non-native English speakers. Students who complete Part One (120 credits) can receive a Postgraduate Diploma without attempting the dissertation (Part Two).


Tuition Fees Advanced Christian Studies PgDip

EU £4656
England UK £4656
Northern Ireland £4656
Scotland £4656
Wales £4656

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In addition to course fees there is also a £600 University of Manchester postgraduate registration fee.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Spurgeon's College

Spurgeon’s College is a theological school that formally affiliates itself with evangelical Baptism, mainly offering courses related to preparing students for ministry roles in the Church setting. Their campus can be found in the London district of South Norwood, England.

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