Theology, Mission and Practice Undergraduate degree

Theology, Mission and Practice

A course that develops your skills and knowledge for a variety of Christian professions that call for a deep understanding of theology and practice. This course can be completed entirely online for those living further afield.

Start Date:

September 2023

Entry Tariff:

No formal requirements. Please see entry requirements block below.

Degree Type:



Two years for the FdA and one additional year for the BTh. Class sessions Tuesdays evenings online plus Saturdays at our Roehampton campus.

Part time/Online
Four years for the FdA and two additional years for the BTh. Class sessions Tuesday evenings online plus one or two Saturdays per term.


UCAS Code:


There are no formal entry requirements and you will not be expected to have any academic or theological background although, where appropriate, those who have already done some church-related study will be welcome.

Applicants interested in joining the FdA Theology, Mission and Practice are advised to contact to receive additional information and guidance on how to apply for September 2023 entry.  All applicants are required to attend an interview. 

Undergraduate On-Campus Taster Day

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Course and Module Details


Christian Theology asks the big questions of faith: Who is God? How does God speak in history and among people today? Mission directs us to the world around us, asking us to consider how God’s desire to reach all people informs the way we understand our purpose. And Practice calls us to look at everyday experiences in our vocation, community, and family, reflecting on who we are and what we do as followers of Jesus. In this course, these three strands of academic study unite into the single chord of a transformative experience. Graduates from our programme know how to frame questions and pursue answers in practical, faithful ways. They understand the needs of the world around them, and they are equipped to be effective and reflective Christian practitioners in a variety of professions and contexts.

Watch this short video of Roehampton lecturer and researcher Dr David Clark, discussing the value of higher education to those seeking careers in ministry.

Schedule by year of study

During the first year of study, the objective is to establish a firm foundation through the study of the Bible, Christian Theology and church history. With a constant eye on practice, we’ll equip you with the tools, knowledge and skills you’ll need to effectively study the Scriptures and to explain their meaning to others. And you’ll learn how to see your own beliefs and practices in the context of the church’s 2000 year history.

In the second year of study, your learning in scripture, theology and mission becomes more deeply engaged with Christian practice. As you participate in two professional placements (long and short), you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and understanding in real-life settings. Under the supervision of an experienced mentor you’ll grow in your understanding of what it means to be an effective, reflective, and ethical leader. During this second year you will also deepen your knowledge of mission, worship, and a range of other important topics and questions.

After two years, you will have the option of exiting with an FdA (Foundation degree), or you may choose to study for a further year to gain a BTh Theology, Mission and Practice (Bachelor of Theology degree). During this final year, you’ll fine tune your skills as a pastoral worker, writer, researcher, and theologian. Modules explore topics such as world Christianity, pastoral care, Christian education and Christian doctrine in practice. And in your Final Year Project, you’ll have the opportunity to draw upon your learning as you carry out an in-depth exploration of a subject about which you are especially passionate.



For students seeking to graduate with the BTh


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£9,250 £14,750

Career Options

Graduates from our programme have pursued careers in church ministry, social services, chaplaincy, religious education and Christian charities. Many have also gone on to study at the Masters and doctoral levels.

In order to enhance the development of your skills and experience, at Level 5 you will be given the opportunity to choose a specific programme track from the following options:

  • ·Christian Education
  • ·Chaplaincy
  • ·Pastoral Ministry & Care
  • ·Missional Leadership

Through your professional placements, the final year project, and periodic seminars conducted by professionals working in the field, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the real world knowledge and skills that are essential to success in your area of interest.

Application Process

Your application to the Theology, Mission and Practice programme begins with an email; please write to us at to express your interest.

Once we hear from you, we will guide you through the following steps:

· The pre-interview form: We’ll send you a short form that asks you to tell us about your ministry involvement and faith story.

· The interview: We will contact you to schedule a short online interview with a member of our staff team.

· After these steps have been completed, you will hear from us regarding our admission decision.

· UK Residents: We will direct you to UCAS (University College and Admissions Site) where you will submit additional application information. If you are considering the option of applying for financial assistance through Student Finance England, you will be able to do to so once you have accepted an offer for admission.

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