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Theology Graduate Diploma

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This Graduate Diploma is an accredited qualification and a pathway to Masters level theological study. It is ideal for those wishing to change their field of study to theology.

Online and distance learning provides a new way to utilise innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction from students from around the world under the supervision of your tutor.

Whether you’re studying online or on site, all of Union Theological College’s degrees are marked by strict academic standards approved by the Faculty and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Online study is subject to the same entry requirements as our on-campus degrees: there is no difference in the overall workload, and the qualification you get is of equal value.

The difference is simply in the way in which the course is delivered. As well as all the conventional benefits of taking your theological education to a new level, our new online programme has some particular benefits associated with it:

Earn a recognised UK Graduate Diploma from almost anywhere in the world (there are no residential requirements)
Have access to the teaching of leading theologians
Flexibility to study at a time and a pace that best suits your own needs
Learn as part of a rich and diverse online community

The platform that will deliver content and allow you to interact with faculty and students is BibleMesh. For every taught module this virtual learning environment provides video lectures, discussion forums, quizzes for self-assessment, digital copies of the textbook and the core primary text. You will be able to benefit from the Cerego app, an online tool for your desktop, tablet or mobile device that builds on the latest in cognitive science to help you learn faster and remember longer.

This programme aims to provide:

For a high degree of engagement, interaction and critical analysis within the field of Christian Theology
The knowledge and skills necessary to produce significant research, with the ability to adopt a critical distance from their material and to evaluate it in a scholarly manner
For critical reflection on one’s own particular standpoint, and a good understanding of the methodological and hermeneutical issues that are raised.

Different course options

Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode



1 year

Start date



Introduction to Reformed Theology
The Apostles’ Creed
The Doctrine of God and The Holy Trinity
The Doctrine of Christ

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Typically, a 2.1 honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to PTFI. Note: For overseas students a 2.1 honours degree is normally equivalent to a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher from an accredited institution. Normally we require all applicants whose first language is not English to have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability: An undergraduate or master’s degree that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English-speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration (this includes the Union GradDip and GradCert) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each category (this is our preferred test) Pearson Test of English, Academic: PTE(A) total 62 (at least 51 in each of the section) Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) or Cambridge Advanced (CAE): total 176 (at least 162 in each module).