University of Roehampton
Ministerial Theology FdA
University of Roehampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is ideal for those who are already working in Christian ministry and mission. It gives you the opportunity to develop your intellectual and practical expertise, while continuing to work in your local church or community.

This foundation degree is specifically designed for people who have little or no previous academic experience but who are keen to learn new ideas and skills. There is the option, upon successful completion of the FdA, to study for a further year to gain a BTh honours degree in Ministerial Theology.

All students undertake a long ministry placement for the duration of the Foundation degree. This will normally be at the student's home church where a local mentor will be appointed. Your local mentor will provide support and supervision and they will be someone who knows you and your Christian ministry. Roehampton teaching staff will also visit you in your church.

You will also have a short ministry placement in another church or ministry context, which is carefully chosen in consultation with your local mentor to ensure a rich and valuable experience. The work you do in your local church or community counts towards the credits you will need to successfully complete the course. There are also specially designed study days for evangelists, worship leaders, pastoral assistants and preachers.

You will join a large Ministerial Theology student body, ranging from foundation level to PhD, and benefit from Roehampton's historical roots as an institution with strong connections to the Church. Chapel is held regularly during term and students are encouraged to attend and participate. All of our ministry students become members of our Whitelands College and benefit from the chaplaincy facilities available there.

Teaching takes place out of working hours giving you the space to manage your other commitments. Staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise, but particular specialisms include African Christianity, Christian Education, Congregational Studies, Ecclesiology, Pentecostalism, New Testament and Transnational Churches.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Ministerial Theology FdA at University of Roehampton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Theology.

Overall student satisfaction
90 /100
14 total respondents

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Theology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23137 £21004 £23741
25-75 percentile range £18011 - £25811 £13483 - £26151 £15643 - £31426

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Ministerial Theology, FdA you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT) 80 with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic 51 with no less than 51 in any band
Cambridge English Advanced grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Ministerial Theology, FdA.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Roehampton University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Ministerial Theology FdA

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £13145 year 1

Additional fee information

Costs for 2020 entry.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Roehampton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Roehampton in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #13 
    • #15 
    Religious Studies & Theology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #19 
    Theology & Religious Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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About University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is a government funded university in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The university began its existence as a women’s teacher training college, and only much later in 2004 became an officially recognised university. Roehampton is made up of four distinct colleges: Digby Stuart College, Froebel College, Southlands College and Whitelands College.

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Where is this programme taught

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