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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2017-2018 (archived)

Module TMMC2107: Mission Entrepreneurship: Practice

Department: Theology, Ministry and Mission

TMMC2107: Mission Entrepreneurship: Practice

Type Tied Level 2 Credits 10 Availability Available in 2017/18 Module Cap None. Location Durham


  • None


  • L5-10 Mission Entrepreneurship: Principles

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • To give students a supervised opportunity to apply the principles and practice of entrepreneurship by engaging in a pioneer mission project.
  • To enable students to put project management skills into practice in a supervised entrepreneurial context, with a focus on sustainability.
  • To give students an opportunity to reflect theologically and critically on entrepreneurship and pioneering initiatives for mission.


  • Students enrolled in this module will be undertaking a pioneer mission project placement under the supervision of an experienced practitioner and in tandem with L5-10 Mission Entrepreneurship: Principles.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Offer a theological and pragmatic analysis and assessment of entrepreneurial approaches to ministry.
  • Identify, engage with and critique appropriate literature and resources for entrepreneurial approaches to mission and theological reflection.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Create and execute a strategy for starting and growing a project or social enterprise, identifying and evaluating the risks and opportunities at the different stages of establishing a new project.
  • Reflect critically and theologically on an experience of missional entrepreneurship or engagement with a start-up project or initiative, including evaluating its contribution to the wider mission and ministry of the church.
Key Skills:
  • Identify, gather, analyse and evaluate textual source materials for a range of purposes and communicating their findings effectively.
  • Demonstrate good reflective practice in critically evaluating different approaches, communicating effectively in a group setting to a specific audience.
  • Take responsibility for a project that involves the management of time, resources and use of IT; meeting deadlines; evaluating the project and learning from it.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Teaching methods to be specified by each TEI, selecting from the following:
  • Supervision of projects or dissertations offers students guidance and feedback on their independent learning and ensures the project / study is appropriately research-led and informed.
  • Visits enable students to encounter the subject matter in a way that provokes formational as well as cognitive learning that demands critical reflection on the subject area and its implications.
  • Placements and/or work-based learning ensures that students make habitual connections between knowledge, understanding, skills, professional practice and the reality of a specific context, under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 6 1.75 hours 10.5
Small group work 2 1.75 hours 3.5
Placement 1 40 hours 40
Personal Study 46
Total 100

Summative Assessment

Component: Oral Presentation Component Weighting: 40%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Presentation 15 mins 100%
Component: Written Rationale/Commentary Component Weighting: 60%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Rationale 1500 words 100%

Formative Assessment:

Students will be expected to demonstrate engagement with the subject matter and the learning outcomes throughout the module by suitable formative assessments that encourage integrative and reflective skills. This is most likely to take place through regular supervision sessions.

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University