Programme study

Entry requirements

 

All applicants are required to meet both the academic and English language requirements to be considered for the programme.

For the academic requirement, all applicants should normally meet one of the following:

A level

A levels in two subjects, at grade C or better, taken in one sitting. Please note that we do not accept AS levels in lieu of A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

Pass the Diploma with at least 18 Level 3 credits at Merit or above

BTECs (known as Nationals)

  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF): DDM
  • Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF): DD
  • Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF): DM plus one A level at grade C
  • Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF): D plus one A level at grade C
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma: D plus one A level at grade C
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus one A level at grade C
  • Please note that we do not accept the Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) or Pearson BTEC level 3 National Certificate.

Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma

We accept either the full Diploma or individual subjects. In both cases, the requirements for Principal Subjects are either M3 or better in two subjects or M3 or better in one subject plus one A level at grade C.

Cambridge Technicals

  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade C
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade C
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade C
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma: D plus one A level at grade C
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate: D plus one A level at grade C
  • Please note that we do not accept the OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

Degree from a UK university

Pass one of the following: CertHE, DipHE, foundation degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree

Extended Project (EPQ)

Grade A in EPQ plus A levels in two subjects, at grades CD or better, taken in one sitting

International Baccalaureate

Pass the full IB Diploma and obtain at least grade 5 in two Higher Level subjects

Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher

  • Highers in three subjects, at grade C or above, taken in one sitting
  • Advanced Highers in two subjects, at grade C or above, taken in one sitting

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: Grade C plus one A level at grade C
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – Core: pass plus one A level at grade C

This is not an exhaustive list of the qualifications we accept. If an applicant holds a qualification not listed above, including qualifications from another country, before submitting an application they should contact the Admissions Office to see if we accept the qualification and, if so, the level required in that qualification.

All applicants are required to meet both the academic and English language requirements.

The academic requirement for applicants for year 1 entry is as outlined in the Undergraduate section.

To progress to the third year of the MTheol, you must obtain an average of a 2.1 (B+) in the first two years of study and go through an internal admissions process; information about this is provided during the second year and progression into the third year is confirmed after the relevant meeting of the Assessment Board. To continue on to the fourth year of the MTheol, you will need to obtain an average of 8 or better for your third-year taught modules and a grade of at least 8 for your third-year short dissertation.

Direct entry is permitted into the third year of the MTheol programme. Applicants will normally be required to have a 2.1 in the equivalent of a DipHE, FdA or BA (Hons) Theology. Students wishing to take certain modules in Biblical Studies as part of their programme must demonstrate a proficiency in Greek or Hebrew at least to the standard of the pre-requisites identified for the relevant Oak Hill modules (as noted on the Module Narratives). Students specialising in Theology for Crossing Cultures should be able to provide evidence of cross-cultural studies or comparable practical experience, and should also have completed an overseas placement.

All applicants are required to meet both the academic and English language requirements to be considered for the programme.

The normal entrance requirement is a UK Honours degree in Theology (classified 2.2 or above). Normally, broader degrees in Religious Studies and other subjects will not provide an adequate grounding for this programme. Students without a degree in Theology may qualify for admission if they are able to demonstrate both academic ability and sufficient other theological background.

Students wishing to take certain modules in Biblical Studies as part of their programme must demonstrate a proficiency in Greek or Hebrew at least to the standard of the pre-requisites identified for the relevant Oak Hill modules.