Find out what theological study is all about with a taster term

A taster term allows you to sample a module and gives you the ideal opportunity to study theology without committing to a full degree program.

Join your fellow St Augustine’s students and engage in exciting course content.

All taster terms are taught by our experienced and passionate faculty over a 10 to 12 week programme of learning.

“If you’re thinking about studying one of the Taster Terms at St Augustine’s, I encourage you to try one out because you won’t regret it!”

St Augustine’s Taster Term student, 2023

Theology Taster Terms at St Augustine’s

Browse our range of Taster Terms and choose from introductory or MA level learning.

Theology tasters for beginners

Suitable for anyone with an interest in studying theology – no previous academic experience required.

Theology Tasters at MA level

Ideal for those who’ve already studied theology (or a similar subject) at university level before.

Not sure which taster term is right for you? Get in touch with our friendly admissions team.

Get a taste for St Augustine’s

Join us on campus for an open-day style event and find out what studying theology is like. Meet the staff, chat with fellow students, and sit in on classes.

Frequently asked questions about taster terms

Taster Terms are single theology modules which are taught over one academic term (typically 3 months, or 10 weeks).

Taster terms can help you explore whether university-level theology study is for you. They let you get a taste of studying theology without committing to a full degree programme,

All of our taster termsare lifted straight from our Durham University accredited degree programmes in Theology, Ministry and Mission.

As a taster term student, you’ll learn alongside current students, engaging in the same course material and being taught by the same experienced tutors.

Whether you choose to enrol in further study after completing a taster term or just take this as an opportunity to learn something new, studying theology is an experience that’s always well worth undertaking.

Your decision may depend on a number of factors.

  • If you’re completely new to theological study at university level, the introductory taster modules will be the best choice for you.
  • If you’ve already studied theology at University-level, the MA level taster terms might be for you.

Whatever level of study you’re interested in, you can find out which taster terms are next available at the top of this page.

If you’re unsure about which taster terms might suit you best, speak to our admissions team.

There are no formal academic entry requirements to undertake a taster term.

For the introductory taster modules, you do not need any academic experience to sign up. There are some admission criteria in place to ensure you get the most out of their study experience.

For the MA level taster modules, we usually require applicants to have academic experience of studying theology (or a relevant subject) at undergraduate level.

Concerned about meeting the entry requirements? Get in touch to chat with our friendly admissions team.

The introductory taster terms cost £250 to study, and the MA level taster terms are £500. The fee is payable upon sign-up to your taster terms of choice.

You will not earn a formal degree or qualification by studying a taster term.

However, if you do choose to enrol in one of our degree programs at a later date, your taster term learning can be counted towards that qualification.

After completing your taster term, you are very welcome to continue your studies by applying to one of our theology degree program.

If you have completed an introductory taster term, you would be warmly welcomed onto our Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission.

If you have completed an MA taster module, you may wish to enrol in postgraduate theology study at MA level.

Of course, there’s always the option to engage in a Biblical Languages course or sign up for another taster term if you’d like!

Taster terms are absolutely suitable for people who are going through the discernment process.

If you are thinking about applying for ordination training now or in the future, we encourage you to get in touch with us and take advantage of the guidance and support we can offer you at this time.

Theology books on the shelves St Augustine's Trinity House library