The Union School of Theology Graduate Diploma (GDip) is designed for those who already have a basic theological knowledge (either through a ministry training course or from private study) as well as some ministry experience. Whether you are just starting out, or are an established church leader who has simply missed out on a formal theological education, the GDip could well be your ideal solution. The course covers all foundational aspects of theology, while offering various options (including biblical languages) to meet differing needs.
The UST Graduate Diploma corresponds to Level 6 in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (equivalent to the final year of a BA (Hons) degree), and is designed to be completed in two years part-time study.
Prospective students should already have a degree in any subject. Other qualifications and experience which demonstrate an applicant’s suitability may also be acceptable. The regular entry point for study is September of each year. Applications for a September start should be submitted by 30th June. Union will accept applications after this date, however we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for the beginning of the academic year.
The GDip can be taken as a standalone programme or as the foundation for a Masters degree. An average mark of 50% in the GDip is required for consideration for entry to the MTh.
Students will typically need to study around 20-25 hours per week over the 22 teaching weeks [two semesters] of each academic year. This includes one study day a week spent in the Learning Community.
For more details and to apply, please visit the Union School of Theology website.