It is possible to study specific modules at undergraduate level and receive formal certification from our validating university (University of Chester) for successfully-completed modules without having to enrol and complete the full Bachelor of Theology programme. Anyone taking modules in this way is enrolled with King's as an Associate Student. Associate Student status is ideal for anyone interested in exploring particular subjects in greater depth, for example out of personal theological interest, for further training, or in preparation for further studies at a higher level.
Regulations and How to Enrol
To apply for Associate Student status complete the online application in the normal manner, making sure you select the Associate Student options from the drop-down list. In the box asking your reasons for wanting to take a particular course you should indicate which module(s) you intend to study during the current acadamic year, together with details why. Details of module aims and content are available on the B.Th. page. Added administration and registration burdens mean Associate Student tutiton fees per module are slightly higher than for those enrolling on the full B.Th. programme, while (unlike B.Th. students) Associate Students pay module fees each academic year in advance. All fees are non-refundable. Entrance qualifications and criteria are the same as for the B.Th. degree.
After enrollment you simply work through your studies in the normal manner. If, at some stage in the future, you decide to upgrade to full B.Th. status any modules already completed are added to your transcript. Please note only certain modules are currently available on an Associate Student basis (see below). Associate Student status permits completion of a maximum of 40 credits per academic year (anyone wanting to complete more will be required to apply for the full B.Th. programme). Associate Student status is only permitted over two consecutive school years, after which you will need to enrol on the B.Th. programme. Each module must be completed within six months of commencement. Entry to final level modules of the B.Th. are decided on a case-by-case basis and usually only permitted where an Associate Student has completed studies at Certificate and/or Diploma level, whether at King's or elsewhere.
Modules Currently Available for Associate Students
TH4611 Introduction to New Testament Greek 1
TH4613 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 1
TH4616 Theology of Christian Worship
TH5601 Book of Deuteronomy
TH5605 The Church and Israel
TH6601 Biblical Theology
TH6602 The Bible, Culture and Historical Theology
TH6603 Theology of the Book of Romans