BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry

Cliff College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, developing programmes delivered by Cliff College, approved by and leading to an award of The University of Manchester.

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The programme offers a solid foundation in theology and biblical studies. It is comprised of a mixture of core and optional units including Biblical Theology, Theology in the Contemporary World, Introduction to the Old Testament, New Testament Exegesis, and Introduction to Church History. It also includes practical instruction and experience in mission and ministry, with units such as Introduction to Christian Leadership, Mission Placement, Missiology, and Public Theology.

This is a full-time degree programme, and most of our students are residential. It is, however, possible to undertake part-time study if you live close enough to the College to attend regular lectures.


The BA Theology has opened my mind to many questions and enhanced my understanding of faith and truth. It’s a privilege to be studying in such a beautiful and peaceful part of the world.

I feel like I’ve grown in my faith and maturity in just a few weeks. I can’t begin to describe how thankful I am for my time at Cliff.

The BA Theology degree programme is a fantastic way of learning from God both academically and devotionally. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow alongside fellow Christians in their understanding of God.

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If you are ready to apply, you can download the application documents below. They should be returned to or to:

Admissions Office
Cliff College
Calver, Hope Valley
Sheffield, S32 3XG

If you have any questions about the course or the application process, get in touch with us at

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Employment Prospects

Students with a BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry are able to enjoy a range of careers following the completion of their studies. The majority of our students choose to work in some kind of Christian capacity. Many work for churches as youth and children’s workers, lay workers, community workers, evangelists, pastoral workers and so on. Others choose to work for Christian charities in policy departments, or in fundraising and event organising. Students who obtain this degree are also eligible to study for a PGCE to become a teacher, and each year some students choose this route. Others pursue further study, such as an MA or PhD, and some explore a wide range of other graduate professions.

Entry Requirements and Open Access

This is an open access programme. Students are required to have the equivalent of two passes (E grade) at A Level, but applicants without such qualifications are very welcome to apply and may be able to demonstrate their ability to be successful on this programme in other ways. Each year we enroll students with a variety of qualifications. Our strong study skills and other support programmes enable those with a broad range of prior achievement to be academically successful and graduate with an award of The University of Manchester.