Take a look at the kind of study experience you can have as part of the St Augustine’s learning community.
About the course
Accredited by Durham University, this course provides you with an exciting opportunity to stretch and affirm yourself and your faith by diving into the transformative world of theological study.
Over the course of your studies you’ll develop an array of skills in theological reflection, pursue wisdom to better observe the ways of God in the world, and ground yourself in a faith-based perspective of every aspect of daily life. You will engage in a range of theological study, including:
- studying Biblical texts and Scripture
- learning about Christian doctrine
- examining the history of the Church
- exploring subjects like ethics, worship and liturgy.
Alongside compelling classroom learning, there’s a significant practical component to the course. This allows you to connect your ongoing class-based learning with activities in your church, your workplace, in the public arena, or elsewhere.
For those studying at degree level, you will have the opportunity to undertake either an Independent Learning Project or a dissertation/extended project. This allows you to deepdive into topics or contexts that are of particular interest to you.
“Returning to formal education following a 30-year break was a scary prospect.
However, I found the college to be a challenging but supportive environment in which I was able to flourish and achieve more than I ever thought possible.”
Part-time BA student, Southwark
Your fellow students
At St Augustine’s, you’ll learn and challenge yourself alongside your fellow students, exchanging knowledge and insight to enrich your own study experience.
You’ll share your classrooms with a range of people from all walks of life pursuing theological study for their own reasons. Many of our students choose to study with us in order to:
- enrich their understanding of their Christian faith
- train for ordination or licensed lay ministry
- engage in study to better serve Christ in their daily lives
- explore academic learning as part of their vocational discernment.
Whatever your reason for studying, you will do so as part of our distinct and valued learning community.
“This experience has already changed me. It’s strengthened my thinking and ability in practical situations and facilitated personal reflection. It’s good to have undertaken such relevant and constructive study and training!”
Part-time BA student, Southwark
Katrina shares her experience of studying alongside her fellow students and learning about different perspectives and ways of worship.
How will I be studying?
Undergraduate studies at St Augustine’s are designed to be flexible and accessible, so you can choose how best to study depending on your unique needs and interests.
The BA (Hons) is a full undergraduate course where you can achieve three consecutive stages of academic qualification. These are:
- Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Theology, Ministry and Mission*
- Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Theology, Ministry and Mission
- BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission
As part of your studies for this course, you will choose whether to study up to the Diploma (stage two) or the BA (stage three). You will also choose whether you’d like to engage in full-time or part-time study.
If you choose to study for the Diploma in Higher Education, you can easily continue your studies to BA level if you wish.
* Some students choose to begin their academic endeavours by completing just the first stage of the BA: the Certificate of Higher Education.
Lecturer Rev Dr Stephen Laird talks about part-time study at St Augustine’s, and how easily you can fit learning around your life, work and family commitments.
Frequently asked questions
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