This module will enable students to explore the principles and practices found in a range of Chaplaincy contexts. Students will enhance and analyse their own pastoral care skills and knowledge needed to be an effective Chaplain. Critically reflecting on their own values, faith and work context, students will examine the skills needed in the areas of chaplaincy and pastoral care and critique and articulate their own faith tradition in response to this.
The module will enable students to gain a critical understanding of the concepts of spirituality and faith development in contemporary society. A range of models of spirituality will be covered, which will be drawn from the experience of the students and the rich traditions within the faith communities. There will be the opportunity to analyse important theories of the faith development, and to consider some of the issues and trends in faith and spirituality which may particularly affect people today.
The module will enable students to analyse and critique the links between theory and context through experiential learning and supervised practice. They will develop and sustain an attitude of reflective attentiveness to self, the world, and their professional practice.
You will normally need a good undergraduate degree or equivalent or substantial experiential learning and demonstrate the ability to study at postgraduate level.
You will normally be working as a chaplain or similar in a paid or voluntary capacity for the equivalent of 2 sessions a week for each of the modules. One of your referees will need to be a person with direct experience of your practice, ideally also a chaplain. We will discuss your experience at interview. All applicants will be interviewed in person or over zoom, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet one of the teaching team.
There are a limited number of opportunities to be based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital for the practice element of the course.
Email Rev Paul Nash firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this option.
If you are offered a place on the course you will need to provide evidence of an current enhanced DBS check. We will accept an enhanced DBS as long as you are signed up to the online update service from the date the DBS was issued. We will need the certificate and you will need to provide access to your online DBS. If you do not have an enhanced DBS and/ or the online update service you can apply through Newman which will be an additional cost to you.
If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact
Margaret Holland – Chaplain
or our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form
The University is not licensed by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.
Total Course Fee UK Students:
£2,000 (in total for whole PG Cert Programme)*
We offer a 6 month interest free payment plan.
*Fees shown are for 2022/23 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).