Bristol Baptist College Courses

Bristol Baptist College offers training and study to Christians from all denominations, in a welcoming environment, and with a value placed on academic excellence.
The courses we have on offer are split into formational and academic courses, and they can run alongside each other. These courses are suitable for anyone over the age of 18; there is no upper limit!
Formational:IMG 5555 (9) 400
  • Equipping Missional Disciples (EMD): an access level course spanning 8 Saturdays in a year on a 3 yearly rotation. For those in leadership or who want to go deeper in their understanding of theology and its practical application. You can attend sessions on a one-off occasion, or attend all 24 with written assignments to earn a College certificate.
  • Disciple-Makers: A year-long formational course on Wednesdays Sept-May, giving space for students to explore their ‘calling’ from God, go deeper into the Bible, join in community with the ministerial students, add practical skills to their tool belts, and partake in professional voice coaching.
  • Ministerial Formation: A three or four year course for those who have been through Ministerial Recognition, or who are considering a role as minister of a church. The teaching takes place on Wednesdays and two community weeks a year, with input from external speakers and college tutors, and the ability to discuss and learn from other ministerial students around relevant topics.
Academic (Theology, Ministry and Mission):
  • Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) Certificate of Higher Education and MA stream: For those who want to explore how to share the gospel successfully with CYF. Our tutor uses creative teaching methods alongside more traditional methods, taught in block weeks throughout the year. A great course for those who want to combine theology and theory with practice.
  • CertHe/DipHE/BA in Theology, Ministry & Mission: Undergraduate studies in Theology, taught alongside Trinity College, Bristol. Students have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the Bible; integrate knowledge of the Bible with the development of professional skills; develop and demonstrate the ability to evaluate arguments ; and develop the discipline and skills to pursue in-depth study of more specialised areas of the subject.
  • Taught MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission: Postgraduate studies that aim to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of Christian theology. To complete the MA programme, students must complete taught units totalling 120 credits and a dissertation (15,000 words) worth 60 credits.
  • MTh by research & PhD: Research supervised by relevant staff from Bristol Baptist College.
Study Centres:
  • Anabaptist Study Centre – MA track designed to provide a solid background in Anabaptist studies for students who wish to devote time to more in-depth study of an area of historical and theological study. This is taught online in ‘block weeks’ and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  • Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence – A study centre dedicated to working in the area of the interpretation of biblical texts of violence. It exists to promote and conduct high-quality scholarship, and to serve the churches in the UK and internationally by offering accessible resources to equip them to read the scriptural texts of violence well.
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NJ Phone: 01179 467 050 Website: bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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