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BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry

This programme offers a solid foundation in theology and biblical studies. 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

student lecture Anya

The programme offers a solid foundation in theology and biblical studies. You will study a mixture of core and optional units including Introduction to Theology, Introduction to the Old Testament, New Testament Exegesis, Church History, Christian Discipleship and Biblical Theology. In addition, the programme offers practical instruction and experience in mission and ministry, with units on Christian Preaching, Christian Leadership, and Mission and Evangelism, alongside the opportunity to take a Mission Placement each year of the degree.



Studying the BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry programme has been an amazing way for me to dig deeper into my faith. It’s enabled me to learn more about the Christian faith which will be useful as I go into ministry and encounter people who have questions, whilst also letting me form my own opinions. The small class sizes allow for meaningful theological discussion.


Studying Theology has opened my mind to many questions and enhanced my understanding of faith and truth. It’s a privilege to be studying in such a beautiful and peaceful part of the world.

Studying the BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry programme is a fantastic way of learning from God both academically and devotionally. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow alongside fellow Christians in their understanding of God.

student lecture Maddie undergrad

Most students on the BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry programme choose to study full-time and become part of our residential community, living on campus at the College. However, it is possible to study on a part-time basis if you live close enough to the College to attend regular lectures. We strive to build a supportive community and students will have opportunities to be involved in the daily life of the College, joining in prayer and worship as well as meals and social activities.


Students who successfully complete this programme go on to enjoy a wide range of careers. Many of our graduates choose to work in the public sector, for example in churches or charities. Others go on to pursue further studies or explore a wide variety of other graduate professions.