Taught course

Theology and Ministry

York St John University · Theology and Religious Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second-class or first class honours degree (or equivalent). This can be in any subject, though priority will be given to students with degrees in humanities and especially in theology or religious studies. Applicants with a lower second-class degree and knowledge of theology and/or religious studies may be accepted on to the programme following an interview. This includes applicants who may have a lower second-class degree in another subject area and who have evidence of having studied theology or religious studies at certificate or diploma level (for example as part of ministry training).

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

This is a flexible programme that allows you to study a range of subjects related to Christian theology and ministry. Although historical aspects of the Christian faith are not excluded as objects of study, the emphasis of the programme is on contemporary expressions of Christian religion and practical, rather than systematic, theology. You can study this programme if your interests are purely theoretical, but there are many opportunities to link theological study with the practice of faith and Christian ministry in particular.

The Theology & Ministry award is aimed at a wide range of students who may or may not be in Christian ministry.

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Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you need to take an IELTS test or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University (see University requirements). You must pass at 6.5 or higher in all four aspects of the test (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Theology Office
01904 876462