Undergraduate programme

Diploma of Higher Education Theology

Approved for Ordinands
Programme information
2 Years full time
4 Years part time
240 Total credits
Level 5 Level of award (Undergraduate)
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Building on the foundations established at Level 4 (CertHE level), the second year of the DipHE has an emphasis on the integration of biblical studies, doctrine, history, and practical ministry. 

In addition to the careful and sequential ordering of compulsory modules, flexibility with option modules enables students to prepare themselves for a variety of ministries, including pastoral leadership, cross-cultural ministry, youth and children’s ministry and specialisation in a particular theological discipline.

The majority of content in the DipHE year is at Level 5; however, students also have the opportunity to study some optional content at Level 6 (BA (Hons) Level) if desired. Like the CertHE, the DipHE offers a self-contained programme in its own right, as well as acting as a stepping stone towards BA-level study, and is especially popular with those who wish to undertake theological study before entering into the pastorate/ministry.

As happens every few years, we are currently developing a new suite of programmes and modules which will be validated in 2024 but won't start until September 2025. Oak Hill will of course retain the ethos and focus that have guided us for many years. If you would like more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Why Oak Hill?

Part time study options

The DipHE can be taken on a full time or part time basis to suit your individual needs. It can be taken part time over four years. For many students, this allows them to remain more rooted in their existing churches, communities, or jobs, alongside training at Oak Hill.

Why part time study?

2024/25 tuition fees

Tuition Fees per year:

£10,350 full time
£4,980 part time based on 60 credits

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

Anna Barrett - Children's Pastor, St James Gerrards Cross / Former student

Oak Hill has helped equip me in lots of different ways. College has made me realise how much more there is to Scripture, to the world and the church.”

Anna Barrett

Children's Pastor, St James Gerrards Cross & former student