Study with us
What can I study?
If you are looking to study the Christian faith in a friendly worshipping community you’ve come to the right place. We are much more than a college in that we believe that theological study reaps the best results when students live a life of faith.
As you study, we will encourage you to worship with us so that, not only will you be able to put your studies into a practical context, but your life will be enriched and, as you share your own experiences of God, you will feel the wonderful benefits of being in His family.
We are a non-denominational theological college in the evangelical and Reformed tradition but we welcome all traditions. We appreciate that people coming with a diverse range of perspectives adds real value to everyone’s learning experience. In fact, during your course, you will read a wide range of theology across all the main traditions.
Without His unfailing love and provision, we wouldn’t be where we are today. “Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.” Isaiah 26:12
Our Access course is a great introduction to studying Christian theology. It is ideal if you are looking to study the Christian faith out of interest but not at degree level, or if you would like to do a taster course before choosing the BA programme.
You don’t need any formal qualifications and you can work through the various modules at your own pace through full-time study on campus on by open learning.
We offer six modules (each comprising 15 units) and you can study as many or as few as you like. Modules include: bible theology (where you study the story of the acts of God in the Old Testament as well as how events in the New Testament impacted on the history of the world): an introduction to the history of Christianity; and an introduction to pastoral theology (a theological reflection on God’s dealings with us in this real world).
There is much to be learned about His-story and how it impacts on you today.
If you are considering a career in Christian ministry, you will be warmly welcomed here.
Our BA (Hons) in Theological Studies focuses on three main themes: biblical studies, theological/historical studies and applied studies.
All our tutors have practical experience of ministry and are actively involved in church work.
In the first year of study, you will be introduced to the New Testament, systematic and practical theology and early church history. In your second year, the Old Testament is studied and you also consider counselling theories, as well as counselling in a pastoral setting.
Work placements are available in years two and three, which enable you to relate your studies to current practice. You can choose to work in congregational work, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, hospital chaplaincy, overseas mission and relief work, or another area of personal interest.
You can choose to study full or part time, or by open learning. Whichever route you take, take confidence from the fact that this is path God has chosen for you and that you will be spiritually enriched, both by your studies and the great support and fellowship from staff and fellow students.
If you are looking for an advanced course to further your studies, our MPhil or PhD is for you. We supervise in a diverse range of subject areas and staff actively contribute to your work.
We will supervise you during your studies and you will be awarded a PhD from the University of Aberdeen.
You can choose to study full or part time (there is a six-month residency requirement for all full-time students).
This will be a great springboard for your future.
Our next series of evening classes will be on Monday evenings 7.30pm, starting on Monday 4th February 2013.
'The River of God' by Rev Hector Morrison, Principal.
Fees and funding
Course fees are quoted in our ‘Courses’ section but please remember that you might not have to pay the full course fee depending on your personal circumstances.
Please get in touch with us to find out more.
Modules are studied on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis and you complete one before embarking on the next.
For the Access course, most full-time students resident in Scotland will have their fees paid in full and receive a bursary. If you are resident in Scotland and choose to study part time, you will be able to claim reduced fees. Our Access course is also registered with ILA Scotland www.ilascotland.org.uk so you can use your account to pay for individual modules.
Scottish and EU students are entitled to free tuition provided they meet certain criteria, but international students will be required to pay the full fee.
Please get in touch to discuss your personal circumstances with us or visit www.saas.gov.uk/student_support