Explore course fees for specific theology programmes and learning pathways.

The amount that you will need to pay to study theology at St Augustine’s will depend on:

  • your chosen programme of learning
  • how long you’re studying for (i.e. full-time or part-time)
  • whether you’re studying theology or training for ordination.

This page has useful information on how much each course costs, payment processes and the financial support available.

Theology study fees
Ordination training fees
Students at St Augustine's College

Course fees for students studying theology

If you are choosing to study theology for your own spiritual and academic enrichment (rather than training for ordained or licensed lay ministry), you will be responsible for paying your course fees. 

  • All programmes of learning are payable, with the exception of the free Biblical Languages for Fun course.

  • For full degree programmes, you will be required to pay a £500 deposit upon application.
  • After enrolment, the full course fee is payable.

  • You are welcome to pay your fee in instalments (get in touch for more information).

Taster Module fees

Please note that you are required to pay the full fee upon submission of your application to the taster modules.

Module Fee
Taster Module – (Introduction to Biblical Studies or Spirituality & Discipleship) £250
Taster Module – MA level study £500

Visit the Taster Modules page for more information.

Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission course fees

Your course fees will depend on how you choose to engage in study.

Part-time (3 years) Part-time (2 years) Full-time (1 year)
£6,000
(£2,000 per year)
£5,800
(£2,900 per year)
£5,800

Visit the Certificate of Higher Education course page for more information.

Undergraduate Studies in Theology, Ministry and Mission course fees

Your course fees will depend on how you choose to engage in study.

Course Part-time (6 years) Part-time (4 years) Full-time (3 years) Full-time (2 years)
Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) £2,900 per year
(£11,600 total)
£5,800 per year
(£11,600 total)
BA(Hons) £2,900 per year
(£17,400 total)
£5,800 per year
(£17,400 total)

Visit the Undergraduate Studies course page for more information.

Postgraduate Studies in Theology, Ministry and Mission course fees

Your course fees will depend on how you choose to engage in study.

Course Part-time (3 years) Part-time
(2 years)
Full-time (1 year)
MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission (or Christian Spirituality) £6,000
(£2,000 per year)
£5,800
(£2,900 per year)
£5,800

Visit the Postgraduate Studies course page for more information.

Fees and funding for students training for ordination and licensed lay ministry

If you are accepted to undertake training for Anglican Ordained Ministry or are enrolled on the Licensed Lay Ministry Training programme, your tuition fees will be paid directly to St Augustine’s by your sponsoring church.

This will cover all your training, teaching sessions and attendance at residential events.

Course fees for further study after ordination

Unlike ordination training, when you choose to continue studying after ordination, your course fees are not typically covered by a sponsoring church or diocese. There, you will need to pay at least some of your course fees yourself.

Dioceses and churches may cover a percentage of fees as part of your Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD). You will need to discuss with your diocese for more information.

Course fees for discernment

Sometimes, as part of your discernment process, your Diocesan Director of Ordinands may recommend that you join one of our taster modules, usually Introduction to Biblical Studies.

This recommendation may be made before you are accepted for training to become an ordained minister, as part of your discernment process. In this case, you will need to pay the course fee for the taster module yourself.

If you are later accepted as an ordinand and continue on through your ordination pathway, your future fees will be paid by your sponsoring church or diocese.

Applying for a bursary or grant to support your theological studies

As part of our commitment to making theological studies accessible to all, St Augustine’s has established the Tattersall Bursary Fund.

This fund provides bursaries in support of students whose personal circumstances may mean that finance is a barrier to their studying.

There are also a variety of trusts and grants outside the college that you can apply to independently.

Explore bursaries and grants

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