Beginning Theology

Beginning Theology is an introductory programme for anyone who would love to study theology but may not have the necessary qualifications.

Key Information

A flexible part-time programme: You can either sign-up for 1 year (3 modules) or 2 years (6 modules).

Tuesday evenings

The Beginning Theology programme is offered exclusively by St Mellitus College.

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Would you love to study theology, or do you feel called to Christian leadership but don't know where to start? Maybe you are put off by not having done much further study since school days, or English not being your first language? If any of this describes you, then Beginning Theology might just be what you need.

Beginning Theology is an introductory programme for anyone who would love to study theology but may not have the necessary qualifications. It's open to anyone wishing to go deeper in knowing more about God's truth in a comfortable, friendly environment. You can enrol to study this programme either online or in person. We cover all the basic principles so that you leave the programme with a good understanding of theology and are equipped to speak into your context.

Beginning Theology London

The Beginning Theology programme is offered at our London teaching centre on Tuesday Evenings. It consists of 6 modules offered across two years. These modules are divided into two tracks, each formed of three modules.

The Ministry track introduces you to calling and purpose, an overview of what we believe, and the theological and practical aspects of mission and ministry. The Exploration Track presents a deeper understanding of the New Testament, key themes of the Old Testament, and the highlights of an interconnections with church history, ethics and spirituality.

Alongside these modules you will be equipped with essential study skills for your academic development. Each lessons are given which offer students the opportunity to find out more about their personalities, strengths and learning styles.

Beginning Theology Connect

Theology is for everyone. Whether you work full-time, are a stay at home parent or just aren't sure what steps to take next in life, our online programme, Beginning Theology Connect, is open to anyone in the UK.

You’ll be studying the same modules as our Beginning Theology students in London. The Beginning Theology programme consists of 6 modules in total which can be taken over two tracks in two years.

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Students on the Beginning Theology programme will undertake one assignment per module during their time studying. Academic Development is provided during your study to ensure you are confident when completing assessments. All assessments are mandatory, and those who successfully complete them will receive a certificate upon completion.

Further documents

This sample module list provides an idea of modules that a Beginning Theology student might engage in during their studies at St Mellitus College

If you require further information about this programme, or anything related to studying at St Mellitus College please get in touch.