Until now our online BTh degree has only been available part-time, taking 4-7 years to complete. However, from this summer it will also be available full-time, allowing completion in as little as three years.
Our Bachelor of Theology programme specialises in biblical studies, particularly biblical interpretation (hermeneutics), with a strong focus on the Jewish world of the Old and New Testaments.
The degree is suitable for personal Christian development, as well as preparation for ministry.
In 2008 KEDS organised a weekend conference in the south of England to explore the relationship between the Church and Israel from different perspectives.
“The conference was planned at a time when a new and strongly political anti-Israel version of supersessionism associated with several recent publications was emerging and gaining some traction in Evangelical circles,” KEDS principal Dr Calvin Smith recalls.
“For some time I had met various nonsupersessionist lay Evangelicals encountering this new version of supersessionism within their churches who were looking for resources to help challenge it. Organising a teaching conference to bring together various speakers to offer a nuanced treatment of the issue and equip Christians with resources seemed a worthwhile thing to do.”
KEDS held its very first class in the first week of October 1991. When the school first opened it held just two evening classes each week and the programme was unaccredited. How things have changed since then!
On 30 September we are holding an online event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of KEDS in 1991, to look back at its history and development, and also to introduce the school and its programmes to a new generation of prospective students.
We are holding a time-limited promotion for our Bachelor of Theology programme, which focuses on biblical interpretation. Apply by 1 October and if accepted onto the course we will waive the registration fee AND discount your second module by 50%, providing a total saving of £440.
To qualify we must receive your application by 1 October and you agree to purchase the first module and begin your studies by the end of that month (though studies can be commenced much sooner). The second module must be completed by the end of the 2020-21 academic year.
Find out more about the KEDS Bachelor of Theology.
Between now and 29 April now extended to 9 May 2020 KEDS is offering a £250 credit for all new applicants accepted on to one of our degree programmes (Bachelor of Theology, Graduate Diploma and MA Theology. Only valid for applicants accepted to study on one of the above programmes. The credit covers the registration fee, with the remainder going towards the first module fee. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Applications must be received by 29 April to qualify. Tuition fees paid are non-refundable.
In these difficult times when millions of people have been instructed by their government to stay at home, KEDS is slashing the cost of both its popular online Knowing Your Bible programme and the Certificate in a Jewish-Christian Studies by half. There are further discounts for couples, families and small groups enroling together.