The Theology programme gave me a fantastic opportunity to explore the diversity and depth of the Christian faith. The faculty are not only brilliant in their delivery and support, but also show authentic care for the students, whilst learning together has been a wonderful experience.
London School of Theology’s BA Theology degree (also HE Cert and HE Dip) is offered both on campus and by distance education. Whether you study on campus in London or remotely online, you will take the same modules, meet the same outcomes, undertake the same assessments, benefit from quality teaching and tutoring provision and graduate with the same degree.
Distance education is offered online, through a virtual learning environment featuring careful, varied and interactive learning design. We are committed to giving you the opportunity of a rich educational experience in which you will not only interact with top class course materials and electronic resources and media, but also engage in fruitful relationships and dialogue both with your tutors and fellow students within a digital learning community.
All BA Theology students are able to combine any choice of delivery between on-campus and online modules. This means that you can study the same degree completely on-campus, completely online, or in any blended combination of the two delivery modes.
This is an exceptional form of blended delivery that allows you a huge variety of combinations.
London School of Theology’s online undergraduate provision also impacts our specialised degrees in music, worship and counselling making it possible to combine on-campus and online study in these degrees as well, typically by taking theology modules online and specialism modules on-campus.
The BA (Hons) Theology degree, delivered online, has one intake point in Autumn each year. This is exactly like the on-site BA, meaning that you need to apply during the Summer in order to be offered a place.
The BA Theology delivered online runs over three semesters. The first semester roughly runs from October to January, the second semester from February to May and the third from June to September each year. Depending on whether you are full time or part time, each semester you will complete either 40 or 20 credits.
Each module in the BA in Theology is paced within an academic calendar. So whereas there are no synchronous events and you are free to study at your own pace and time within each week, you must keep up with the calendar and complete the prescribed units every week.
Each module will have assessment pieces (typically an essay, project or an exam) and assessment deadlines. Usually this deadline falls a few weeks after the prescribed weeks of paced study to give you time to write your essay or prepare for your exam. In terms of workloads, you need to calculate that industry standard in the university for full time study means a commitment of about 35 hours of study per week.
Part time study means a commitment to about 18 hours of study each week, so be sure you plan carefully to make sure you have the necessary time to engage well with tertiary level education. Of course as in any higher education system, there are allowances for extenuating circumstances which are carefully explained in your induction.
For full-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 40 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place between 9am – 6pm on Mondays to Fridays. This normally equates to around 12 hours of lectures and 30 hours of personal study time.
For students studying online we also recommend a commitment of 40 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.
For part-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 20 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place between 9am – 6pm on Mondays & Tuesdays in Year 1 and Thursdays & Fridays in Year 2. For students studying online we also recommend a commitment of 20 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.
Full-time students are expected to complete the BA in 3 years. Part-time students are expected to complete the BA in 6 years.
Students enrolling for the Certificate, the Diploma or the BA Degree must demonstrate the ability to undertake an undergraduate programme of this nature successfully. This will normally mean two A levels plus three different GCSE passes at grade C or above (one GCSE must be English), or equivalent alternatives for students under 21.
Mature students (aged 21 and over) without these qualifications will be considered individually. If you do not meet the above entry requirements, please contact the Engagement Team who will help you to identify a suitable programme of study.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must take the Secure English Language Test (SELT).
We now offer more choice to potential students wishing to study undergraduate Theology.