BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission

The BA (Hons) degree aims to provide a full induction into theological study, covering the major disciplines of theology, ministry and mission and beginning to integrate their insights. It involves 18-22 modules (i.e. 360 credits) and is normally taken over 3-6 years. The award is validated by Durham University. Higher level BA (Hons) graduates may go on to our MA programme.


Most modules requires two assignments of 2,500 words each, or equivalent. Some modules are assessed by essays, other by a presentation or written reflection on Christian practice. The BA (Hons) includes an extended study project or supervised dissertation in an agreed subject area.


Students are normally expected to have A-Level or equivalent qualifications, though previous informal study or Christian ministry may be taken into account.


Modules include: 

  • Introduction to Old Testament
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Biblical Studies
  • Brief Introduction to Church History
  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Topic in Doctrine: Christology
  • Christian Faith and Ethical Living
  • Mission and Evangelism
  • Foundations for Reflective Practice / Mission and Ministry in Context
  • Pastoral Care

Additional Barnabas Teaching Centre Modules:

  • Introduction to Studying the Bible in Greek
  • Bible in Context 
  • Issues in Biblical Theology 
  • Preparing to Learn 
  • Introduction to Christian Worship 
  • Church and Sacrament 
  • Introduction to Preaching
  • Mission Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Theology for Ministry and Mission
  • Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture 

Additional Mirfield Teaching Centre Modules: 

  • Christian Worship: Learning Through Tradition 
  • Christian Doctrine in Focus 
  • Denominational History and Principles: Anglicanism (Anglican ordinands)
  • Introducing Theological Reflection 
  • Islam and Christian-Muslim Engagement 
  • Mission and Ministry in an Urban Context 
  • Missional Theology in Global Context 
  • Community Development 

Additional York Teaching Centre Modules: