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How to apply

Application details for our gap year, BA, MA and PhD programmes

Applying for our BA programme

If you are applying to study full-time on the BA (Hons) Theology and Mission programme, you should apply via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Cliff College's UCAS code is: C72

If you are applying to study part-time on the BA programme, click here to apply now. If you have any questions about the course or would like to speak to someone before applying, please contact

Applying for our postgraduate programmes

Applications for the MA Mission are made online - click here to apply now. If you have any questions about the course or would like to speak to someone before applying, please contact

For our PhD and PhD Missiology programmes, download the application forms here to complete electronically, and send them to, or post them to:

Admissions Office
Cliff College
Hope Valley
S32 3XG

You should also send in a photocopy of your passport (or birth certificate if you don't have a passport) and any transcripts and certificates for previous study that will qualify you for entry to the programme.


Reference forms can also be downloaded from the course pages above. Send these to your referees and ask them to send their references on to us - we will not contact your referees on your behalf.

Please note that your referees must send their references to us directly - they must not come from you.


International students

If you are an international student, you may also need to submit the following along with your application documents:

  • proof of your English language proficiency (see English language requirements below);
  • a copy of your visa/any paperwork demonstrating that you have a right to study in the UK;
  • evidence of your ability to pay your academic fees.

English language requirements

Most applicants from outside the UK will need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be allowed to study at Cliff College. For Student Visa purposes, you must have achieved English at B2 level no longer than two years before enrolment on your programme of study. The levels required for our academic programmes are slightly higher.

If you are a national of one of the countries identified by UKVI as majority English speaking, you may not have to provide further evidence of your English language proficiency. See the UKVI's list of majority English-speaking countries. You may already meet the English language requirements if you already hold a degree gained from a UK university, or from any of the majority English-speaking countries on the UKVI's list.

Cliff College currently accepts results from the following English language tests (achieved at the level required by each specific programme):

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert SELT for UKVI
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 component)

Please send a scanned copy of your results form with your application. The test score bands of these qualifications are as follows:


BA Theology & MinistryBA Mission & MinistryMA MissionPhD/PhD Missiology
Minimum in any category6.06.06.0 (min 6.5 in writing)7.0

Pearson PTE Academic UKVI*

BA Theology & MinistryBA Mission & MinistryMA MissionPhD/PhD Missiology
Minimum in any category59



*UKVI requirement from 2021 entry onwards that minimum score should be 59 in all elements for undergraduate and postgraduate taught study; 76 for postgraduate research.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 or C1 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)

BA Theology & MinistryBA Mission & MinistryMA MissionPhD/PhD Missiology
Minimum in any category33


33 (min 39 in writing)33

PSI Skills for English UKVI

BA Theology & Ministry

BA Mission & Ministry

MA MissionPhD/PhD Missiology
OverallPassPass with MeritPass with MeritPass
Minimum in any categoryPassPassPass (min Merit in writing)Pass
MA lecture student

What happens after I apply?

We will email you to confirm that we have received your application. We will let you know if we need anything else from you or if there's anything missing from your application. We will also ask you to prompt your referees to send in their references if these haven't already arrived.

The course leader will then assess your application and do one of the following:

  • offer you a place based on your application and qualifications
  • ask you to complete an interview and/or a piece of work as part of our non-standard entry process (if you do not quite meet the academic entry criteria but show promise in relevant areas)
  • reject your application - this is very rare, and we will always tell you why your application has been rejected.