Graduate Diploma


Students working towards the Graduate Diploma Theology, Ministry and Mission will complete one year of mid-week teaching on Mondays, as well as attending two study weeks, in order to achieve 120 credits.

In this programme, students take modules in biblical studies and church history, and are enabled to use their theological learning to examine issues and themes relating to contemporary life and ministry, including human identity, the nature of sin and evil, and salvation, transformation and apologetics.

Because the programme takes place alongside students taking the final year of their BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission, the College is responsible for ensuring that successful applicants can demonstrate sufficient prior aptitude for theological study such that they will not be disadvantaged by entering study at St Mellitus College at this level. Applicants must normally have an Upper Second class Honours Degree or a Diploma (HE) in Theology with a substantial proportion of their graded credit at Merit/Upper Second level. However, especially for mature students, prior professional experience will be taken into account as well as educational qualifications.

Students can study this programme at St Mellitus College, London, St Mellitus College, North West and St Mellitus College, South West.

View the programme specifications here, programme regulations here, and the Durham regulations here.

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The Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission is validated by Durham University.