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

What to expect from your application process

Find out what to expect from the application process to study with us as either a student of theology or an ordinand undertaking ministerial training.

Students at St Augustine's College

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).

This is an optional step, but many potential students relish the opportunity to get a feel for the campuses, ask about the courses and modules, meet the staff and current students, and worship together.
Book your taster event today and attend in person or online at a day and time that suit you.

As part of your application, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to a tutor and talk through your intended course of study, learn more about the course and explore your learning pathway options. Get in touch with us to arrange a chat with a tutor.

Once you know which course you’d like to take, you can submit an online application to study. You can find links to application pages at the bottom of this page.

You will not be required to submit payment for course fees or deposits at this stage.

If you have any queries or concerns about the application process, please get in touch with the admissions team who will be able to help you.

Once you’ve been accepted and you’re happy with your proposed programme (including flexibility to study the best way that suits you), you’ll receive a formal offer.

At this time, you will also be contacted regarding payment of course fees or deposit (depending on whether you’re applying for a full degree programme or not).

For those applying for ordination training

If you’re interested in training for ordained ministry at St Augustine’s, but you’re not yet ready to begin the formal application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

Whether you’re still considering your call to ministry or you’re engaged in a discernment process, we would be delighted to talk with you about where you are in your journey.

This is an optional step, but many potential ordinands relish the opportunity to get a feel for the campuses, ask questions about their training, meet the staff and current students, and join in worship together.

Book your taster event today and attend in person or online at a day and time that suit you.

As part of your application, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to our Director of Studies, Guido de Graaf. Together, you’ll talk through your exact requirements and ensure your programme of learning and ministerial training is tailored to you.

Once you feel ready to do so, you can submit an application to train for Anglican Ordained Ministry with us.

Please be aware that your acceptance on the course is dependent on you receiving your Bishops’ Advisory Panel (BAP) formal recommendation to train for ordination.

Once you’ve been accepted and you’re happy with your proposed programme (including flexibility to study the best way that suits you), you’ll receive a formal offer.

Any questions or concerns about the application process?

Our admissions team can help you with any query you might have.

Discover what it’s like to study at St Augustine’s

Come along to one of our open-day style taster events. Meet the staff, chat with fellow students, sit in on classes, and join us in worshipping together.

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:

  • being over 18 years old by the time you enrol
  • having an aptitude for study appropriate to the level of qualification you are applying for

  • having a level of aptitude in English suitable for university-level study if it is not your first language

  • being proficient in using the computer and being able to access to the internet

  • having an appropriate Student Visa covering the entirety of the programme of learning (acquired before application) if you are an international student.

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:

  • a 2:1 degree (or other equivalent level 6 qualification, e.g. a Graduate Diploma) including a substantial element of theology and/or ministry
  • a 2:2 degree in any subject and an additional qualification at level 5 or above in theology and/or ministry at 2:1 standard or equivalent
    a 2:1 degree in any subject and an additional qualification at level 4 or above in theology and/or ministry.

 

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 2022 are closed. You can now submit your application to enrol in September 2023.

Studying Theology at Undergraduate or Postgraduate Level

Training for Anglican Ordained and Licensed Lay Ministry

Taster Modules

Biblical Languages