Courses Overview

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate awards validated by Durham University through the Common Awards programme. Our faculty brings together a strong team of lecturers and regional practitioners with research expertise in biblical theology, doctrine and history, pastoral care, leadership and mission. 

Courses combine Biblical, doctrinal and practical mission studies. At higher undergraduate levels students can pursue areas of academic interest, including a supervised dissertation on an agreed topic. Postgraduate awards can be tailored to a focus on mission and leadership, biblical theology or liturgy and ethics.

St Hild College builds on the strong academic record of its founder bodies, The Yorkshire Ministry Course and St Barnabas Theological Centre. We are committed to providing flexible study supported by accessible resources. Information on study support can be found here.

Potential students are welcome to trial study through taster module at one of our centres. In some cases, credits towards awards can be given for previous study. Whether studying for the first time or returning to theological study, we encourage potential students to contact us for a conversation about their individual needs.

We offer:

Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission 

A course of 6-8 introductory modules, normally taken over 1-3 years. 


Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission 

A course of 12-16 introductory and intermediate modules, normally taken over 2-4 years. 


BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission

A course of 18-22 introductory, intermediate and extended study modules, normally taken over 3-6 years, including a supervised dissertation on an agreed topic. The BA may enable access to our MA programme.


Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission 

A selection of 6-8 extended study modules, normally taken over 1-2 years, including higher level options from the BA programme. The Graduate Diploma may enable access to our MA programme.


MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission 

A course of 6 postgraduate modules, followed by an supervised dissertation on an agreed topic.  Normally studied over 2-4 years. Other shorter postgraduate options include the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma. Students can opt to specialise in mission and leadership, biblical theology or liturgy and ethics.