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The BA (Hons) Theological Studies gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of the main disciplines of Christian theology, and the personal and professional capabilities required for a variety of ministries or general employment.
The degree is led by Highland Theological College UHI, a non-demoninational college recognised by the Church of Scotland, the Associated Presbyterian Churches, the United Free Church of Scotland and other denominations as a training provider.
You will read a wide range of theology across all main traditions and have access to special collections in Highland Theological College UHI's impressive library.
A work placement will enable you to relate your acquired theoretical knowledge ro real life situations. Visiting speakers will give you a flavour of the different areas of service that may be of interest for future employment or volunteering, for example: churches, youth work, hospital chaplaincy, army chaplaincy, seminaries and mission agencies in the UK and abroad.
Access to Christian Theology at Highland Theological College UHI.
Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) with grades CCC:
Subjects may include:
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You must also complete a dissertation.
It is possible for students to study at Highland Theological College UHI's main campus in Dingwall or new base in Glasgow or at another university campus or at home. If you wish to study from home you should make your application to Highland Theological College UHI Dingwall campus.
You should set aside approximately 14 hours per module per week. This includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,820||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland), EU/EEA or international students without a term-time address in Scotland, ie studying from their home country, the following fees apply :
|Full-time online per year (120 credit modules)||£5,400||£5,400|
|Part-time online (per 20 credit module)||£900||£900|
Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Theological Studies course, you might like to consider careers in the following:
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My favourite aspect of the course is the week-to-week work. We’re given a list of tasks – books and articles to read, lectures to watch, sometimes even music to listen to – relating to the theme that week, to do before we discuss this in our seminar. I love doing the research for the history essays and becoming absorbed in the question, deciding how to argue my point and pushing myself to try and do better each time.
Everything is flexible in this university: location, access and programme of study which I couldn’t get anywhere else and this approach to supporting students has meant I’ve been able to keep going even when personal circumstances have made study hard.”
Beth is currently in her second year of the BA (Hons) History and Theology at Highland Theological College UHI, Dingwall.
If you are really interested in a subject and wish to study it rigorously while being able to stay at home, this university offers a wide range of good quality subjects which are easily accessible.
I studied the BA (Hons) Social Sciences at Inverness College UHI, from 2008 to 2011. During that time I enjoyed a spell as President of the university's Christian Union and I am now here again studying theology. The fact that I can stay at home and study is the main reason I chose this university.
Mark Boag, BA (Hons) Theological Studies student.
During my studies I undertook placement modules based on experiences of ministry in two very different contexts to Scotland: a suburban church in Canada, and a Christian charity supporting people in poverty or living with disabilities in Romania. I was also awarded the 'Highland Theological Student of the Year' during my studies which was a great encouragement...I never considered myself as an academic person after leaving school, so the degree was my biggest challenge in the wider process of the training of Church of Scotland ministers.
Mike Robertson, BA (Hons) Theological Studies graduate and now parish minister of the Barn Church, Culloden
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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