Union Theological College offers a Graduate Diploma in Youth Ministry to existing undergraduate students (and to recent graduates who meet the requirements). The College hopes to make this Diploma available on a wider basis in the near future (particularly to existing Youth Pastors on an “in–service” basis).
Students will normally first complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Youth Ministry and then in a subsequent year “upgrade” to the Diploma by completing the additional requirements as set out below.
The pathway seeks to build a bridge between the academic study of the degree syllabus and the practical and applied needs of those preparing for ministry, especially for ministry among young people.
The aim of the pathway is twofold: to equip students to apply their theological training to “ministry” contexts in general and then to focus on “youth” contexts in particular.
The Diploma will be awarded by the Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland, which is incorporated by Royal Charter.
Queen’s has now agreed that holders of the GDipYM will also be eligible to receive the new Queen’s Degree–Plus award.