The 2-year Diploma in Applied Theology in Intercultural Contexts gives you in-depth training in biblical, theological, cross-cultural and mission studies.
Who is the course for?
If you are planning to serve God in a cross-cultural context, the Diploma combines academic study and time to learn and reflect, with practical experience. Our diploma students go on to serve God in a wide variety of contexts, including church planting in Spain, water engineering in Ecuador, development work in Sudan and working with the homeless in Gloucester.
The course explores a wide range of biblical, theological and missiological subjects over two years,. The first year lays a foundation while in the second year, students research subjects in more depth and have the opportunity to critique different viewpoints.
The Diploma also forms the first two years of the degree. It is designed to be flexible to suit your training needs, including an independent study option in the second year and several modules that are offered in alternate years. The personal development programme, a six-week term placement and a weekly mission placement in the local community are compulsory both years. An outline of all the modules available to you over the two years can be downloaded opposite.
Diploma students benefit from two term placements - each taking place between April and June of each year. They can be located in either the UK or abroad. Annual placements are an opportunity to explore a particular ministry you are interested in or to take time out to try something new. The final two weeks of the year are back at Redcliffe, where you have time to debrief, consolidate your learning and celebrate with the college community!
I really value the way the courses interrelate and complement each other. It gives an in-depth perspective from many different angles - I have gained far more from my time at Redcliffe than I dreamed was possible