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Admissions Information for Belfast Bible College

Belfast Bible College offers a three year BA(Hons) in Theology validated through the University of Cumbria. The College also offers an MA in Theology - Bible and Ministry in the contemporary world, through University of Cumbria and a Graduate Diploma. Our Graduate Diploma course is designed for University Graduates of other subjects who would like training and qualification in Theology. For further information regarding these course options, the undergraduate and graduate menus. 

As well as our validated courses, we have a number of unvalidated classes or one-off events. These are now grouped together as the Catalyst Courses, and they could be anything from an evening class to the Womens Study Fellowship or the Pastoral Care course completed as a stand-alone Module.

Fee's vary from course to course, all details on entry requirements and fee costs can be found on each courses page on our website. The website is the most up to date location for fee costs.

Our fees are the same for local and international students, Belfast Bible College is a charity and we rely on donations to keep our fees low and accessible.

The academic year for Degree commences in September, the first teaching week for the MA is in August. Other courses run throughout the year and further details can be found on their page on the website.

The academic year at Belfast Bible College runs from September to May. Each semester is made up of 12 weeks of teaching with breaks for reading week in October, Christmas and Easter. If you are staying in campus accommodation this will be available to you one week before orientation.

As you complete your application our admissions team will give you all the information you need to begin studying here at Belfast Bible College.

Validated courses each have their entry requirements on their course page. Please read it carefully and if you have any questions then please contact the Admissions Office.

College Courses are designed to make Christian learning available to all, there are no formal academic entrance requirements for our college courses.

There are alternative progression routes to our validated courses. If you do not have A-levels or equivalent qualifications, prior life, learning and work experience may also be taken into account. 

For specific queries or additional information regarding course requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.

Each course page has an APPLY NOW button under the 'essential info' for that course. Check you meet the entry criteria and then click on the apply now button to open our online form. We don't use UCAS for our applications, but handle all of our applications through our admissions office.

Once you have applied our admissions officer will be in touch to arrange an interview.

We are glad that you are interested in returning to study here at the College. For former college course students wishing to start a new course, simply submit an application for your intended programme. Students who have previously completed a degree or postgraduate level course and wish to progress their studies should contact the Admissions Office directly for further guidance.

The Admissions process is different depending on your programme of study, this can vary. Make sure you apply before the application deadline to ensure time for your application to be considered.

Degree Level

Once you have filled out the application form we will arrange an interview, check your qualifications and grades for entry and make contact with your references via email. This process can take some time so do apply before the deadline if possible.

Postgraduate Level

Our MA programme has a similar application process to the Degree, but because teaching commences in August the deadline for applications is July.

International Applicants

International students are welcome at Belfast Bible College, but if you were born outside of the EEC you may require a Visa to study in the UK. Check the deadline for International Applications on the course pages, it is usually 3 months earlier.

Yes, we would be happy for you to visit the campus. Meeting staff and students, having a campus tour and joining in one of our Community Life events may help to give you a feel for what studying as part of Belfast Bible College would be like. We have regular Open Mornings scheduled throughout the year, please see the Open Days page for details of upcoming events.

If these scheduled dates are not suitable, please contact us directly to arrange an alternative time to visit.

Our campus is in the town of Dunmurry, located between the two cities of Belfast and Lisburn. There are public transport options of Bus and Train to Dunmurry and then a short walk to the College.

Our address is; Belfast Bible College, Glenburn House, Glenburn Road South, Belfast BT17 9JP

The College has self-catered on-campus accommodation for approximately 30 students. All full-time students are welcome to apply to be resident on-campus, however priority would be given to those coming from overseas.

For more information on accommodation and on-campus facilities, please see the Accommodation page. 

Belfast Bible College works with the University of Cumbria to Validate our Degrees. Our BA(Hons) Degree, Graduate Diploma and MA in Theology are awarded by the University of Cumbria. All the teaching, course work and marking is done here in Belfast Bible College by our teachers and staff.

We also offer a number of 'college courses' which are unvalidated. As a small independant college we work hard to provide the highest standards of education provision. Belfast Bible College is regularly inspected and reported on by QAA.