BA (Hons) Pastoral Care with Psychology
The Pastoral Care with Psychology degree programme at William Booth College (WBC) is open to people in ministry in The Salvation Army who have completed Salvation Army Officer training
SISTAD, in partnership with NCC Havering Colleges is offering an opportunity for you to build upon your officer training and fast-track to a BA degree in Pastoral Care with Psychology. This degree builds on the principles of psychology and applies them to pastoral work in a faith-based setting. Study for the degree is on a part-time basis over two and a half years, involving residential weeks and distance learning.
The programme comprises of 7 modules worth 180 credits (level 4: 30 credits; level 5: 30 credits; level 6: 120 credits). The level 4 and 5 modules are bridging modules to introduce you to the subject of psychology and to assist you with the transition from Salvation Army Officer Training at Diploma in HE level or equivalent, to honours study at level 6. These bridging modules also provide a foundation for the subjects you will study at level 6.
The modules are designed to help you develop your academic knowledge, understanding, skills and experience of pastoral care in faith-based settings. You will have the opportunity to explore:
- The rich and varied efforts of psychologists in understanding and explaining the complexities of human behaviour from many perspectives
- Many of the challenges that face Christianity in its efforts to engage authentically with, and influence, modern society
- Current research methodology and methods including ethics for human research
- Development of professional practice within the field of pastoral care in faith-based settings
- Contemporary pastoral issues in the light of both biblical and psychological insights
- Development of a critical awareness of the issues and debates involved in understanding current mental health issues
In the final dissertation module, you will have the opportunity to carry out independent research within the broad field of study encompassed by pastoral care and psychology in faith-based settings.
- To develop your academic knowledge, understanding, and experience of pastoral care and psychology in faith-based settings.
- To enable you to critically analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical approaches to pastoral care.
- To enable you to integrate psychological approaches to pastoral care into your theology and ministry.
- To enable you to critically reflect and act to secure your own development as providers of pastoral care in faith-based settings.
- To be equip you with the skills necessary to flourish in Christian pastoral ministry
300 hours per 30 credit module. This equates to approximately 10–12 study hours per week.
Types of assessment include: – Essays – Field study – Research proposal – Critical Evaluation – Group and Individual presentations – Academic poster presentation – Media report – Dissertation.
For More Information:
Please contact: Major Carolyn Clampton – Degree Course Leader
Please contact: Nicky Twyman – Programme Manager, Higher Education