Applying to study at St Augustine’s
Find out about the admissions process, entry requirements, and how to apply to study at St Augustine’s.
Whether you’re interested in studying theology or in training for ordination at St Augustine’s, you will have unique priorities and concerns when it comes to applying.
We understand that committing to a course of study in whatever capacity is a big decision.
If you’re thinking about joining our diverse student community, we encourage you to connect with us and explore what’s on offer…
- Book a taster event and find out what life at St Augustine’s is like. Meet other students, sample classes, and join us for worship – all at a time that suits you.
- Sample a lecture and get a taste of the kind of subjects explored at St Augustine’s.
- Unsure about which course is right for you? Find an ideal learning pathway based on your interests, experience and flexibility.
Everyone should be able to engage in the kind of theological study that suits them best. Our admissions team is on hand to support you through your application process.
Meet some of the people you’ll come across during the application process at St Augustine’s. Becky, Guido and Simon chat through what to expect when you apply, and how they help you to tailor your programme to your interests and needs.
“I’ve still got a vivid memory of being called to ordained ministry and suddenly having to find a college and put in an application, and really not knowing what I was doing! It was quite a strange new world for me. It means I recognise and understand what it’s like as a new ordinand or student going through the application process – we’re only too happy to answer any questions you might have!”
Rev Dr Simon Stocks
Senior Tutor for Biblical Studies at St Augustine’s College of Theology
For those applying to study theology
If you’re applying for the Biblical Languages for Fun course or the Taster Module – Biblical Studies, your application will be automatically accepted (subject to you meeting the core entry requirements).
Anyone who has a passion for theology and academic learning deserves to be able to dive into a programme of learning that suits them best.
You don’t need to be a recent graduate or school-leaver to engage in theological study at an academic level – many of our students come to us having not written an essay in decades!
However, as part of the application process, we do ask that candidates are able to fulfil the following requirements:
Further details on core entry requirements can be found in our admissions policy.
St Augustine’s staff talk about the admissions process and what to expect.
Academic entry requirements
Depending on the degree or programme you’re applying for, you may need to meet the following conditions relating to previous academic or learning experience.
It’s worth noting that the following conditions are not hard-and-fast barriers to studying with us. If you do not meet the requirements for a certain level of study, there is likely still scope for you to study with us.
|Degree programme||Standard entry requirement|
|Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Theology, Ministry and Mission||2 A levels at grade E or above, or equivalent or higher qualifications|
|Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Theology, Ministry and Mission||2 A levels at grade E or above, or equivalent or higher qualifications|
|BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission||3 A levels at grade E or above, or equivalent or higher qualifications|
|Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Theology, Ministry and Mission||A Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent in theology and/or ministry, or a 2:1 degree in any subject|
|MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission||One of the following:
If you have questions or think you may not meet a requirement to study with us, please get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to help you.
Ready to apply?
If you’re ready to apply to study at St Augustine’s College of Theology, you can access the appropriate application forms below.
If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help you.
Please note: Applications for September 2023 are now open, please sublmit your application via the links below.