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BA (Hons) Mission and Ministry

This programme is designed to train and equip people working with youth, children, families and older people. It is delivered by Cliff College and is approved by, and leads to a qualification awarded by, The University of Manchester.

Please note that we are not taking applications for first year entry into this programme. If you have started an undergraduate programme somewhere else and are interested in transferring your existing credit into this programme, please get in touch with us at

This programme offers teaching in the area of ministry to youth, children, families and older people. It brings theology and practice together to equip you to work within both the Church and the wider community. You will learn from expert thinkers and practitioners, studying alongside others who share your passion for mission and ministry.

Reflection on practice is a key element of the programme. Students are therefore required to be involved in some kind of regular mission or ministry. This practice can be in a voluntary or paid capacity, and should comprise a minimum of 60 hours per year. If you are not already active in an appropriate role, we may be able to help you to organise a placement.


Adam Robinson

Studying Mission and Ministry at Cliff College has been an exceptionally good and fulfilling experience. I feel that what I have learned has translated into my work and ministry in more ways than one. I’m excited to see how God helps me to use what I learn.

Adam Robinson

This programme has equipped me with skills and has given me insights which I will put to use in my practice.

I have felt truly blessed to be part of Cliff College this year. I feel part of the community even from afar, have enjoyed every unit, and feel the course is stretching my theological thinking and reflection.

Sarah Howes

Teaching around the theological background to what we do was really helpful and brought out a lot of points to consider. I am at the beginning of a journey, and that has been the major impact: realising there is a lot to learn and consider.

Mission Ministry students classroom

Teaching is delivered via intensive teaching weeks at Cliff College, located on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. Each student has the support of a personal tutor, and guidance is given during the teaching week on how to approach the assignments.

With a mixture of full-time and part-time students, we strive to build a supportive community and our students often comment on the benefits of the retreat-like atmosphere of the teaching weeks. During the week, students will have opportunities to be involved in the daily life of the College community, joining in prayer and worship as well as meals and social activities.

We understand the needs of people who are great at what they do and want to know more, but might lack confidence academically. We also love to stretch those who are more academically inclined and to encourage their research into new insights in the field.


Students who successfully complete this programme might be employed by churches and charities in a voluntary or paid capacity, as a mission and/or ministry worker in their specialist field. Former graduates are now employed in a number of key roles at regional and national levels within the UK and in overseas mission.