St Augustine’s College of Theology

Transforming formation

Theology to match your stage of life

Explore faith through study

No other academic subject engages and changes you as does the study of theology.

Theology isn’t just about learning: it’s about doing. At St Augustine’s, you will look to stretch, affirm, guide and live your faith.

Whether you are studying theology or training for ordination, you’ll find your academic and spiritual home here at St Augustine’s.

Find out who you can become, in a place where you truly belong.

“What we shall be is yet to be revealed.”

1 John 3:2

  • “Discover what God is making of you, and be surprised.” St Augustine’s Principal Rev Dr Alan Gregory explores just how transformational theological study can be.

Routes into studying theology

What kind of learning journey will you embark on at St Augustine’s?

Training for ordination

Prepare your heart, mind and soul for ministry with ordination training.

Studying theology

Explore your faith and study theology in a way that suits you.

Upcoming taster events

Find out what studying at St Augustine’s is all about with an open-day style event. Meet your lecturers, sit in on real classes, chat with current students, and join in with daily worship.

Your study experience

As a student of St Augustine’s, you can expect responsive support, helpful resources, and a lively community waiting to welcome you to your academic home.

  • To ensure you’re getting the most from your academic experience, Suzy Gregory and the student support team are on hand to offer guidance, resources, and pastoral support.

Student support

Engaging in academic study can be both deeply rewarding and challenging at times. Our student support team are on hand to help you with:

  • learning how to engage in theological study and to write in an academic style
  • managing feelings of anxiety or apprehension about your studies

  • accessing regular, discreet pastoral support online or in person.

Your studies are only one part of your St Augustine’s experience – make the most of every moment with the right support.

“The staff are always on hand for help; you can go to any one of them with an issue. They will consistently go the extra mile to offer personalised support. It’s a family here.”

Beverley

Student at St Augustine’s College of Theology

Life at St. Augustine’s

There’s so much to experience as a student at St Augustine’s – what you learn during your lectures is just the beginning.

  • Meet, befriend and learn with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and theological traditions.

  • Whether you’re in a lecture hall or a virtual classroom, discover your own way of learning.

  • Step outside the classroom and enrich your learning with placement opportunities.

Tap into the transformative, faith-expanding power of theological study by making the most of your academic experience.

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Fees and funding

Once you’ve found the theological course that suits you as a theological student, take a look at our costs and pricing structure.

  • Get an accurate insight into fees for each course, including full and part-time study.
  • Compare fees across different courses and figure out what works best for you.
  • Learn about our financial support and whether you’re eligible for funding or bursaries.

At St Augustine’s, we believe that finance shouldn’t be a barrier to studying theology. We do all we can to find a way to welcome all students into our learning community.

  • Take a virtual tour of St Augustine’s West Malling campus, nestled in the heart of Kent.

About St Augustine’s College of Theology

St Augustine’s College of Theology is an inclusive, adventurous and welcoming learning community.

As a leading provider of non-residential ordination training, we offer a spiritual home to those preparing for ministry in the Church of England.

We also welcome students of theology as they pursue their learning journey and expand their faith through study.