BA Hons Youth Ministry


If you are interested in being a Christian youth worker, then the BA (Hons) Theology and Youth Ministry could be ideal for you. It aims to combine an excellent grounding in Christian theology with the opportunity to learn from some of the leading figures in Christian youth work in the UK today. It will prepare you spiritually, practically and theologically for the challenges of this vital ministry.

While being open to people from a wide range of backgrounds, it has a stronger academic component than many other youth work degrees, aiming to give people a good grounding in theology, as well as focussing on practical aspects of Christian ministry amongst young people in Britain today.

The degree, which is validated by Middlesex University, is taught on Mondays in London, and is offered in partnership with XLP and Soul Survivor. Students divide their time between practical youth work, and other academic study.


Students usually spend around 3 days per week at a church, school or community-based placement. The supervisor at this placement must have suitable experience in youth ministry in a local context.

Academic study

Students need to set aside:

  • 1 full day per week (3 x 10 week terms per year) to attend our study centre, St Mellitus College, London.
  • 2 Academic study weeks per year (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).
  • An additional full day per week (minimum) for private study

Studying this degree at St Mellitus College offers students  theology and training at the heart of the local church; excellence in academic theological teaching; practical youth ministry training with a focus on issues of theology and practice in urban youth ministry; and exposure to fellow students from a wide range of backgrounds and contexts.

If you have any further queries, please email us at [email protected]

The BA in Theology and Youth Ministry is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.