BA in Theology, Ministry & Mission (QDL)

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The BA in Theology, Ministry & Mission complements what you will have studied at Certificate and Diploma levels, but with added focus and academic rigour.

In the first year, you will deepen your study of the New Testament, Christian Doctrine and your Theological Perspective on Christian Ministry. In the second year, you will reflect on your Christian Practice and research for your Dissertation, an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice.

At Level 4 the following 20-credit modules:

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context
  • Foundations for Reflective Practice in Context (Long)
  • Using the Bible Today
  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine

And then one further, optional 20-credit module:

  • Introduction to Theology and Human Development in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Spirituality and Discipleship
  • Introduction to Church History

At Level 5, the following 20-credit modules:

  • Topics in Christian Doctrine
  • Christian Worship: Learning through Tradition
  • Biblical Studies
  • Community Formation and Discipleship
  • Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture
  • Reflective Practice in Context (Long)

At Level 6, the following 20-credit modules:

  • Christian Doctrine in Focus
  • Further New Testament Studies
  • Theological Perspectives: Christian Ministry
  • Further Reflective Practice in Context (Long)

Plus a 40-credit Dissertation

The assessment of work is varied, through the writing of assignments and reflections, creating resources for practical use, giving presentations and putting together portfolios. Your personal tutor will help you prepare for these and offer advice on how to develop your learning.

Students enter the BA in TMM programme under one of the following categories:

  • 3 passes at Advanced level
  • OR 2 passes at Advanced level & 2 passes at Advanced Supplementary level
  • OR Other formal qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the admissions committee

All applicants are required to satisfactorily complete a face-to-face interview (either in person or online). They should also supply at least two satisfactory references.

Further supporting evidence may be gleaned through, for example, the submission of written work or the submission of at least two satisfactory references.

To apply for the course, please download and complete the following forms:

When completed, please send the relevant parts of the forms to

For further information on applying for Disabled Students' Allowance, and eligibility for it, please see our guidance here.

Modular costs for the BA are charged on a per credit basis. This fee covers your distance tutor, any classes or groups, online materials and the university validation.

Full details are available on the fees part of our website, or our annual fee sheet may be downloaded to your desktop. This includes further guidance on the associated costs of studying theology, along with information on what benefits you may be entitled to as a student.