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The Church's teaching expressed in Dei Verbum and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Certificate in New Testament Studies (CNTS)

The Course studies the scriptures in the light of the Church's teaching expressed in Dei Verbum and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. As well as introducing the usual scholarly approaches to the New Testament texts, the course locates texts within the unity of the whole of scripture and examines the place of the New Testament texts within the Tradition of the Church.

What are the entry requirements?

Open access

How long is the programme?

The Certificate in New Testament Studies is a two year part-time, distance learning course. The Certificate course can be studied at home on one's own, or as part of a parish group.

When is the next enrolment?

The Course recommences each autumn.

Programme information (content & structure)

The Certificate in New Testament Studies is a two-year course of six modules, three studies per year, focusing upon the Gospels and the development of the early Church through Acts and the early letters of St Paul:

Year 1:
  • The Gospel of St Luke
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians or 1 & 2 Corinthians
Year 2:
  • The Gospel of St Matthew
  • The Gospel of St Mark
  • The Gospel of St John


A short written assignment is submitted for each module.

Resources needed

  • A Bible
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Copy of the New Collegeville Bible New Testament commentary

How do I apply?

Click here for an application form

Disability support

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