Entry Requirements – BA (Hons) Theology & Worship Studies
Applicants to this programme are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in, and preferably some experience of, worship ministry broadly defined. Applicants might have played an instrument or sung in the band for musical worship, had some involvement using other artistic forms as part of worship, or perhaps been involved in planning and leading full worship services. Applicants will be asked to complete an information profile giving specific details of their worship experience prior to interview.
Applicants wishing to follow the Music for Worship pathway will need to demonstrate a good level of musicianship. The ability to read music or play an instrument is not essential, but applicants must be able to sing in tune, keep to a pulse, and show a high level of accuracy in pitch and rhythm tests. Musical aptitude will be assessed through an audition (vocal or instrumental) and aural tests. For international students, a validated audition-recording is acceptable in lieu of an audition on campus.
Applicants wishing to follow the Worship Curation pathway are expected to show a keen interest in worship and to have some previous experience in worship planning and/or delivery. We especially welcome applicants who can demonstrate some artistic ability and/or creative flair, with a vision to apply these in the context of worship.
The requirements above are in addition to the institutional entry conditions for study at London School of Theology. These require that students must demonstrate the ability to successfully undertake an undergraduate programme of this nature. This will normally mean two A levels plus three different GCSE passes at grade C or above (one GCSE must be English) or equivalent for students under 21. Mature students (aged 21 and over) without these qualifications will be considered individually. If you do not meet any of the above entry requirements, please contact a member of the music and worship department who will be happy to discuss your situation informally.
Please note that applicants exempt from visa requirements will need to pay a £250 deposit to secure a place on their course. For those who do need a visa, applicants will be required to pay £3,500 not studying on campus, or £5,000 for those studying on campus.