What will I learn?

MTh pathways in Advanced Christian Studies and Biblical and Theological Studies

These pathways are designed for graduates in theology who wish to pursue their studies in more depth. They follow a traditional pattern of attendance at college for seminars once or twice a week, followed by dissertation. The pathways are validated by The University of Manchester.

Specialist pathway: Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS)

This pathway enables you to take units from the entire field of theological studies, including practically orientated units. Ministerial students who already have a theology degree follow this course during their ministerial training, but it is open to non-ministerial students too.


Students are assessed in a variety of ways such as essays and projects totalling up to 8000 words per unit. The two compulsory units are taught at the beginning and the end of the course: the first lays a foundation through exploring Theological Enquiry and Interpretation while the second, Theological Research, forms a preparation for the dissertation. The second unit is assessed by a dissertation proposal. The only examinations are for the optional units on the biblical languages Hebrew and Greek.

Exit qualifications

Students who complete 60 credits can obtain a Postgraduate Certificate; students who complete Part One (120 credits) can receive a Postgraduate Diploma without attempting the dissertation (Part Two).

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Expected September 2022


Spurgeon's College

South Norwood Hill,


SE25 6DJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You need a degree in Theology (at least 2nd class). A score of 7 or over on the ILETS test for non-native English speakers.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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