24 Feb

Winter School 2020: Theologies of the Body

Led by Clare McBeath & Jan Berry Spend four days exploring themes ...

26 Feb

Ash Wednesday Labyrinth

Led by Revd. Angie Tunstall Designed to accompany our Winter ...

12 Mar

Research Symposium on Ageing and Spirituality – March 2020

This seminar is an opportunity to share current or recent research in ...


A Christmas Reflection – 2019

Sometimes tears are unexpected. Most mornings for me begin in the ...

New Staff Appointments for 2019-20

Northern College is delighted to announce the appointment of two new ...

A Christmas Reflection – 2018

Lo He abhors not, the virgin’s womb My son was at that age when ...

BA Contextual Theology

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

  • 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

Course Content
Our Level 4 and 5 modules offer all you need to gain a good grounding in Christian theology and so be equipped for ministry and mission. They include exploring what it means to do theology, engagement with the Bible, mission studies, leading worship and preaching, themes in Christian theology, and involvement in practical theology and pastoral care. Our Level 6 modules give opportunities to specialise and follow up particular interests developed during the course of study. The course is modular, so you can choose which modules you take with guidance and help from tutors. More details of the teaching programme offered at each level are available:

Awards & Course Duration
Successful completion of our undergraduate programme at different levels leads to the following awards:

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Contextual Theology (Level 4 – 120 credits)
    • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Contextual Theology (Levels 4 & 5 – 240 credits)
    • 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
  • BA (Hons) in Contextual Theology (Levels 4, 5 & 6 – 360 credits)
    • 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time

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