St Mellitus’ Certificate, Foundation Degree and BA Hons. Degree courses are open to independent students as well as ordinands and readers at St Paul’s Theological Centre on Monday mornings or Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in exploring your faith more deeply, but don’t feel called to ordination or any other ‘full-time’ ministry, you can still study theology and ministry with us. Unlike ordinands and readers, independent students only study during weekdays and one non-residential study week per year.
For a Certificate in Higher Education in Contextual Theology students require the successful completion of 120 credits. Students will complete one year of mid-week teaching and two study weeks, the second one taking place in the following autumn term and completion of all assessed work on the certificate takes 18 months. For more information, click here.
For a Foundation Degree in Higher Education in Contextual Theology students require the successful completion of 240 credits. Students will complete three years of mid-week teaching and three study weeks. The first year will be taken alongside students doing the Certificate and will include covering the Certificate courses as well as the additional ones in years two and three. For more information, click here.
BA Hons Degree
For a BA Hons Degree in Contextual Theology students require the successful completion of 360 credits. Students will complete five years of mid-week teaching and four study weeks. The first three years will be taken together with students doing the Certificate and Foundation Degrees and will cover the same courses as they do as well as the additional modules in years four and five. For more information, click here.
Youth Ministry Degree
St Mellitus College in Partnership with XLP, Soul Survivor and HTB offer a BA degree in Theology and Youth Ministry. This is a three-year full-time course where students do half of their learning ‘on the job’ in a placement where they can be invovled in hands-on youth work, and the other half in the classroom. Students study alongside independent theology students on Monday mornings and have youth ministry specific teaching on Monday afternoons. Youth Ministry students also have 2 non-residential study weeks each academic year. For more information, click here
Starting September 2012, the MA in Christian Leadership is an opportunity which enables people to explore what Christian leadership means in the context of church, business, politics, or the arts. For more information, click here
How do I Apply?
Applications for the degree courses in Contextual Theology (accredited and non-accredited, audit only courses) and Theology and Youth Ministry are now open. If you do go ahead and apply, please note that you will have to provide two referees on application.
If you have any questions regarding any of our courses, please feel free to email us at email@example.com
Hear what past guests have to say about their experience on the SPTC theological courses.
Never has been it more urgent for Christians to give a reason for the faith that is within them. In the midst of the conflict between literalism in religion and the disintegrating world view, the appeal of mature biblical faith is very clearThe Rt Revd Richard Chartres
Bishop of London
Patron of SPTC
In my view this is the most interesting and important thing that is happening in British theological education