Module Guidance

The St Albans Certificate in Theology (SACT)

Who is it for?  Anyone:  there are no prerequisites for the course.

What do I have to do?  120 credits altogether, with four compulsory modules (20 credits each), plus 40 further credits from optional modules.

Which are the compulsory modules and when are they next being taught?

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Introduction to the New Testament

Bedford: Summer 2017

St Albans: Spring 2018

20

1500-2000 word assignment

Introduction to the Old Testament

St Albans: Autumn 2017

20

1500-2000 word assignment

Introduction to Christian Doctrine

Bedford: Autumn 2017

St Albans: Summer 2018

20

1500-2000 word assignment

Introduction to Church History

Autumn 2018

20

1500-2000 word assignment

 

What are my options for the remaining forty credits?

The remaining credits should be taken from one or more of the following pathways.

A:  Short course options:  a variety of five week courses will be offered, at least one each term.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Telling Stories in the Bible

Summer 2017

10

1500 word assignment

Introduction to the Reformation

Autumn 2017

10

1500 word assignment

Science and Faith Autumn 2017

10

1500 word assignment

 

B:  Language options:  We currently offer Latin, New Testament Greek or Old English (at least one language at one level is offered each term; see website for levels), and hope to offer Biblical Hebrew again in the near future.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Beginners' Old English (L1) 

Summer 2017

10

30-minute exam

Post-beginners’ Old English (L2)

Autumn 2017

10

30-minute exam

Intermediate Latin (L4)

Autumn 2017

10

30-minute exam

 

C:  Independent project option:  students may complete a piece of independent project work, with the support of a supervisor, developing a topic introduced in an earlier module; it’s recommended that students complete at least two of the compulsory modules before beginning an independent project.  The independent project is usually completed over the Summer Term.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Independent Project

Summer 2017

20

5000 word assignment

 

The St Albans Certificate in Theology Plus (SACT+)

Who is it for? Those who have completed SACT, or have an equivalent foundation education in theology.  SACT+ is not recommended for those who have not undertaken some previous study of the core areas covered by SACT.

What do I have to do?  60 credits from a selection of options worth 10 or 20 credits.

What are the options:

The sixty credits should be taken from one or more of the following pathways.

No more than thirty credits may be taken from language modules, and students are recommended to take a module in either Old Testament or New Testament studies.

A:  Short course options:  a variety of five week courses will be offered, at least one each term.  For SACT+, each of these options is followed by a five week independent study period before the submission of assignments.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Telling Stories in the Bible

Summer 2017

10

2500-3000 word assignment

Introduction to the Reformation

Autumn 2017

10

2500-3000 word assignment

Science and Faith

Autumn 2017

10

2500-3000 word assignment

 

B:  Language options:  We currently offer Latin, New Testament Greek or Old English (at least one language at one level is offered each term; see website for levels), and hope to offer Biblical Hebrew again in the near future.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Beginners' Old English (L1) 

Summer 2017

10

30-minute exam

Post-beginners’ Old English (L2)

Autumn 2017

10

30-minute exam

Intermediate Latin (L4)

Autumn 2017

10

30-minute exam

 

     


C:  Dissertation: 
students may complete a piece of independent research, with the support of a supervisor, developing a topic of their own choosing; this may develop on a topic from an earlier taught module.  The dissertation is usually completed over the period from Easter to November.

Module

Next taught

Credits

Assessment

Dissertation

Summer 2017

20

10000-12000 word assignment

 

 

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