21 Apr

CANCELLED: Exploring the Intersection of Faith, Justice and Business

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11 May

CANCELLED: David Goodbourn Annual Lecture: ‘Caring for People, Water and Earth’

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18 Jun

CANCELLED: Thinking Theologically about Higher Education

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BA Contextual Theology

You are WELCOME! Come and join our warm, supportive and diverse Christian community to study BA (Hons) Theology, Ministry and Mission:

  • 100% Student satisfaction (UniStats)
  • Study Theology, the Bible, Mission, Ministry, Leadership, Spirituality, Christian History and Culture
  • Options in Biblical Languages (Hebrew and Greek), interfaith engagement, faith and the arts, Chaplaincy and more
  • Our ‘Contextual’ learning is attentive to God’s calling in YOUR life, church and community
  • Flexible entry requirements
  • Flexible attendance; part-time and full-time study, mid-week and weekend options
  • Student loan funding available for those who qualify
  • Additional accredited (ESB) ‘Church Related Community Work’ qualification available for students who choose a Community Work programme of study

Apply here, or, if you have any questions, message us at or telephone us on 0161 249 2504. See below for more information

Subject to approval by, and entering into a validation agreement with, Durham University, we hope to offer the following programmes for study beginning in September 2020:

  • Foundation Award in Theology, Ministry and Mission
    • An introduction to studying theology for those who would like a taster, or to build confidence studying for a degree after a break or for the first time.
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission(Cert 120)
    • This offers a broad basis to help deepen your understanding of faith and its practical application in your context. Areas of study include the Bible, Mission, Worship, Pastoral Care, and Theology.
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission
    • An opportunity to take your study deeper in the areas covered by the Certificate, and explore new ones, including interfaith engagements and key Christian figures
  • BA(Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission
    • A full degree preparing you for a range of ministries in your own context and offering space to undertake your own research in an area you are passionate about, through writing a dissertation.

It is also possible to transfer between part-time and full-time study at the transition point between each level of your programme.