Flexible Delivery:

The Postgraduate and Undergraduate programme are available through campus-based (residential) and flexible delivery. This enables students from all over the world to study with and at the same time as those in the classroom via video technology. See below for more details.

Online Delivery:

The En Route Programme offers the Explore and Express online as an online programme. We also offer various short courses through this mode of study. See below for more details.

  • EnVision

    Helping the church connect across cultures with confidence
    EnVision is a group study resource for Christians who want to know more about mission and how to relate to different cultures. It is an interactive introduction to mission, which uses video, discussion, optional activities and opportunities for personal/group reflection all within the comfort of your home.

  • Contextual Theology: Contemporary Issues

    22 April - 29 June 2024
    This course extends the focus on explicitly contextual theologies, by exploring their application to a range of contemporary missiological issues, including Identity, Globalisation and Power, Engagement with Other Faiths, Integral Mission, Spirituality and Discipleship.  Throughout the module, the issues are considered in the context of World Christianity and intercultural dialogue.

  • Mission in Europe: Context and Practice

    15 - 18 April 2024

    Once characterised as “The Christian Continent”, Europe today is on the frontier of World Christianity rather than its centre.  Given its diversity of contexts, it is perhaps the most challenging arena for Christian mission in the world today.  This module explores both the crucial issues for mission in Britain and Europe today and the practice of contemporary mission that is suitable for that context. 

  • Vulnerable Children: Biblical and Theological Perspectives

    15th - 18th April 2024
     online optional

    Vulnerable children or ‘children at risk’ live across the world and face numerous factors that can prevent them from thriving as whole people created in God’s image. This advanced short course aims to ‘upskill’ Christians involved in working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people by developing them as informed reflective practitioners able to draw on a rich resource of applied biblical, theological, and missiological thinking.

  • Mission Strategy

    15 - 18 April 2024
    INTENSIVE online optional
    This course equips participants with the skills, tools and knoweldge to both develop and critique mission strategies for a range of global contexts. Participants are introduced to secular strategic theory, examine historical mission strategies, engage with key current issues relevant to mission strategy and learn from case studies from expereinced mission leaders and organisations working in a variety of contexts.

  • Community Transformation: Planning, design and management

    15 - 18 April 2024
    INTENSIVE online optional
    This course equips particpants with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, design and manage transformational programme interventions, and play a leading role in the agencies involved in this type of work in a diverse range of contexts.

  • Staff Care and Wellbeing: Issues and Application

    15 - 18 April 2024
    optional online
    This course examines the theory and implementation of staff care and wellbeing in different contexts, including consideration of non-western perspectives. A range of complex issues faced by staff care providers will be discussed, including (but not restricted to): selection and pre-field training, transitions (including re-entry), cross-cultural teams and conflict transformation, pastoral and interpersonal issues, generational issues, and third culture kids (TCKs).

  • Arts and Trauma Healing

    Online: 11 January, 2024
    Residential Intensive: 18 - 28 March, 2024
    This course fosters a holistic interactive approach, engaging Scripture within the healing process for people who suffer from the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of trauma. It combines biblical truths with basic mental health principles expressed in ways that can be easily translated into other languages. This course is threefold; pre-intensive assignemnts, on-campus intensive and final research project. 

  • Creation Care & Christian Mission

    8 January - 16 March 2024 (every Tuesday, 10am - 1pm GMT)
    MODULAR, delivered using a mixture of live on-line teaching and video and discussion (flipped-learning) approaches.

    This course explores and examines the reality, theology and praxis of the missional mandate to care for creation. Participants will have the opportunity toexamine the biblical mandate for creation care; explore the key environmental issues facing humanity and the impact of these locally, regionally and globally; and engage in in-depth biblical and theological reflection on these issues, and develop effective, contextually appropriate missional responses to them.


  • Leading Across Cultures

    8 January - 16 March 2024 (every Friday, 10am - 1pm GMT)
    MODULAR online optional
    This module equips particpants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead effectively in complex multicultural and cross-cultural missional contexts.

  • Community Transformation: Principles & Practices

    8 January - 16 March 2024 (every Thursday, 10am - 1pm GMT)
    MODULAR online optional
    Suitable for those wanting to deepen their understanding of development from a biblical perspective, this course provides a critical understanding and analysis of the key concepts and principles of transformational (or holistic) approaches to development, with a particular emphasis on grassroots, community level initiatives...

  • Contextual Theology: Methods & Models

    8 January - 16 March 2024
    Suitable for those wanting to deepen their theological understanding and practice, this course focuses is on theological method, and an analysis of the methods used by theologians from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and theological traditions...

  • Staff Care and Wellbeing: Principles and Processes

    8 January - 16 March 2024 (every Wednesday, 10am - 1pm GMT)
    MODULAR online optional
    This course is targetted at those who have responsibility for the welfare of staff and volunteers in a variety of contexts. It explores principles of staff care and wellbeing in mission agencies, churches, and other organisations, with special consideration of their organisational and cultural contexts.

  • Explore

    Online - September │January │April

    Explore: A valuable, 13-week (7-8 hours per week), online course that provides essential training in intercultural mission. It is specifically aimed at those who are exploring or wanting to participate in cross-cultural ministry.

    As part of an online learning community you will engage with a personal tutor via workbook assignments. Explore is particularly geared towards those needing more flexibility with regard to their study options.

  • Engaging Muslims with Media Ministries that lead to Unprecedented Breakthroughs

    This event aims to explore how supernatural occurrences are helping Muslims follow Jesus in this generation and what the role of Kingdom servants are in this process. It will highlight how dreams and visions, signs and wonders and power encounters impact church planting, ministry and the lives of Muslims in the UK and beyond. It concludes with a few reflections on interpreting dreams and visions.

  • Postgraduate Programme Overview

    The Postgraduate Programme makes use of technology-enhanced delivery and can be accessed residentially on campus or remotely (online) through Remote Access Learning (RAL). Courses can be taken either full or part time. The programme is designed to facilitate progression from the Postgraduate Certificate through to the Masters level.

    PG Cert in Missiology  │ MTh / PG Dip in Contextual Theology  │ MA / PG Dip in: Missiology, Global Ecclesiology, Multicultural Church in Practice, Transformational Development, Transformational Leadership, Staff Care and Wellbeing

  • Undergraduate Programme Overview

    The OU-validated degree course is aimed at those preparing for long-term cross-cultural mission service and who appreciate the balance of practical and academic study.  Overall, the degree programme will enable you to develop communication skills and the ability to analyse, evaluate and design suitable approaches to diverse cultural contexts. Apart from a three week supervised placement, the programme is available either residentially (through campus-based learning) or via Flexible Delivery mode, where remote and campus based students study together. Students may take the Certificate and Diploma one and two yeear programme either residentially or via Flexible Delivery mode.

  • Encounter

    Express (Online)

    Runs throughout the year

    Express (Online): an introductory, 4-week (5-6 hours per week), online course that covers the basics of intercultural ministry.

    It is specifically designed for individuals or teams who are interested in or are considering involvement in cross-cultural mission.

  • Certificate

    The validated and non-validated Certificate is aimed at those who have little or no experience in cross-cultural mission but who are hoping to serve effectively wherever they live and work. It is designed to teach foundational missionary knowledge, methodology and practical skills whilst at the same time it helps to develop your interpersonal, spiritual and academic skills throughout the year. This course will therefore enable you to prepare for an effective cross-cultural mission experience.

  • Diploma

    The validated and non-validated Diploma is a two-year course expanding on the Certificate, that introduces advanced and specialist modules in areas such as region specific studies, other religions and apologetics. Opportunities to go deeper into your Bible also exist, with preliminary Greek as well as further exegesis of a variety of Old and New Testament books. All students on the Diploma programme will be required to complete a three week supervised placement to gain experience in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Refugee Worker Training

    An opportunity to consider those working with refugees, as well as the refugees themselves, and offers vital tools for ensuring that your team remain healthy and able to respond to the needs of those they serve.


  • Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

    A course to help you identify, prevent and recover from compassion fatigue, through good practices in self care.

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