Course Content:

SISTAD, in partnership with NCC Havering Colleges (validated by the Open University), is offering an opportunity for officers to build upon their officer training and fast-track to a 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.

For more information:
Please contact: Major Carolyn Clampton 020 7326 2715

For Prospectus:
Please contact: Nicky Twyman – Course Manager, Higher Education 020 7326 2778


Types of assessment include: – Essays – Field study – Research proposal – Critical Evaluation – Group and Individual presentations – Academic poster presentation – Media report – Dissertation

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Who Should Apply?

All officers

Venue & Dates

Please contact Nicky Twyman, Course Manager for further information and application details

Course Aims:

  • To offer an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how people work, in order to facilitate improved pastoral care
  • To enhance students’ theoretical knowledge and understanding of pastoral care and psychology in faith-based settings
  • To enable students to critically analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical approaches to pastoral care
  • To enable students to synthesise psychological approaches to pastoral care into their theology and ministry
  • To enable students to reflect critically and act to secure their own development as providers of pastoral care in faith-based settings


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Learning Hours:

300 hours per 30 credit module. This equates to approximately 10–12 study hours per week