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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you are applying to study this programme full-time, you will need to apply via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

The UCAS code for the course is: V610

Cliff College’s UCAS code is: C72

If you are applying to study the programme part-time, you should apply to us direct. Contact us at for an application form. If you have any questions about the course or the application process, get in touch with us by email or by phone on 01246 584229.

Entry requirements and open access

This is an open-access programme. Students are required to have the equivalent of two passes (E grade) at A Level, but applicants without such qualifications are very welcome to apply and may be able to demonstrate their ability to be successful in this programme in other ways. Each year we enrol students with a variety of qualifications. Our strong study skills and other support programmes enable those with a broad range of prior achievements to be academically successful and graduate with an award of the University of Manchester. If you have studied with another UK Higher Education provider, you might be able to transfer credits you have already gained into a Cliff College programme - see Transfer Arrangements for more information.

English language requirements for international students

For full details around English language requirements for visa purposes, please see English language requirements here. For this course, international students will need to achieve:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall, with no one element scored below 6.0; or
  • PTE Academic UKVI 59 overall, with no one element scored below 59; or
  • LanguageCert SELT B2 test 33 overall, with no one element scored below 33.

This must have been achieved no longer than two years before the date of enrolment on the course.

Tuition Fees

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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.