BA in Theology, Ministry & Mission (QDL)

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The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is an expansive and robust degree program which complements what you will have studied at Certificate and Diploma levels, but with added focus and academic rigour. It will enable you to engage critically with theological ideas and contribute to meaningful discussions about faith and discipleship.

In the first year of the BA, you will deepen your study of the New Testament, Christian Doctrine and Christian Ministry. In the second year, you will reflect on your own Christian Practice and research for your Dissertation, an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice. The final year of BA study will offer you more choice to shape your own programme based on what excites you most about theology. You can choose from the range of modules offered below. This is also the year in which you will work on your dissertation (or an independent learning project) where you will shape your own question and delve more deeply into an area that really interests you. To support you in completing this you will have access to the guidance of a supervisor who knows the area you want to work in. This programme could also be taken over 6 years on a part-time basis.

Further details on the modules offered at each level can be found on the pages for Certificate in Higher Education, Diploma of Higher Education HE.

A Dissertation or an Independent Learning Project is required. You will do either four modules alongside the dissertation (Hons) or five modules alongside the Independent Learning Project (Ordinary Degree – without Honours). Below is an indicative list of the modules that may be drawn from.

  • TMM3031 Further NT Studies
  • TMM3011 Further Biblical Studies
  • TMM3441 Justice, Environment and Mission in Global Context
  • TMM3101 Christian Doctrine in Focus
  • TMM3141 Church History in Focus
  • TMM3551 Texts and Traditions in Christian Spirituality
  • TMM3201 Adult Education and the Learning Church
  • TMM3362 Dissertation or TMM3341 Independent Learning Project

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 start the application process, please fill in the form below

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

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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.