Taught course

Healthcare Chaplaincy

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in theology, religious studies or philosophy or a degree containing significant elements of such or a degree in a healthcare or social care discipline.
  2. Evidence a minimum of previously working 50 hours in a voluntary chaplaincy role in a healthcare context with a reference from a supporting chaplain or current or previous healthcare chaplaincy employment with reference from a relevant chaplaincy line manager.
  3. Write a personal statement, using the linked pro-forma, of no more than 1000 words exploring why they desire and feel they have the potential ability to work in healthcare chaplaincy. As ‘the intentional use of self’ is the primary tool for healthcare chaplains the statement requires to evidence a degree of self-awareness and a mature reflective life stance. Healthcare Chaplaincy Personal Statement Proforma.
  4. Have a successful selection interview.
  5. Either provide evidence of participating in regular, ideally pastoral, supervision, or be willing to enter a pastoral supervisory relationship for the duration of the programme. Suitable evidence would normally be a short letter from the supervisor.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is the culmination of work to develop healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. It is available to healthcare chaplains and graduates considering healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. Applicants who are considering entering healthcare chaplaincy will also have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. The University of Glasgow has no locus in this decision.

It enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a Healthcare Chaplain and so become Board Registered.

You will learn to assess and meet spiritual and religious care needs, develop educational support for quality spiritual and religious care and facilitate professional role development and staff support.

Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland and it enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a healthcare chaplain and so become Board Registered, subject to satisfying eligibility criteria of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0; no subtest less than 7.0
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-healthcarechaplaincy@glasgow.ac.uk