Admissions Information for Belfast Bible College
Belfast Bible College offers one full-time degree level course validated through the University of Cumbria. The College also offers two Masters programmes, a MRes through QUB and an MA through University of Cumbria. There is also the option of a PhD through Queens. 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.
In order to make studying as accessible as possible, the College offers a wide range of part-time course options. Both degree level courses and the Queen's University Postgraduate programme are available to study on a part-time basis. The College also offers a wide range of part-time college courses. For further information regarding all of these course options, please see the courses in the undergraduate, postgraduate or college course pages.
We believe in making Bible college training as affordable as possible and our fees are great value for the top quality teaching you will receive. Each course has a different cost, the fee will be on the course information pages. But for a summary of all course fees please see our Fees and Scholarships page.
The academic year for degree and postgraduate programmes commences in September. College courses run throughout the year and further details regarding start dates for individual courses can be found on the specific course information page.
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 accomodation 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.
Degree and Postgraduate Level - Each programme has specific admissions criteria which can be viewed on the relevant course pages University of Cumbria, Queen's University course information pages. For specific queries or additional information regarding course requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.
College Courses - In order to make Christian learning available to all, there are no formal academic entrance requirements for our college courses.
Entry requirements for the programme are currently A-levels or equivalent qualifications. However, for those applying without these requirements, prior life, learning and work experience may also be taken into account. The college also provides a number of recognised access routes onto the programmes. Specific admissions criteria can be viewed on the relevant course information pages of University of Cumbria or Queen's University.
For specific queries or additional information regarding course requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.
Once you are ready to apply you can submit an application through the College's online system. You will then be contacted by our Admissions Office regarding the next stage of the application process for the specific programme you have applied for. APPLY NOW
Once you are ready to apply you will first need to submit an application to Queen's University, prior to applying to the College. You can learn more about applying for Queen's postgraduate study on their website. If you have already been offered a place with Queen's, apply now on the appropriate programme page to register to study at the College.
After submitting an application through BBC's online system, you will then be contacted by our Admissions Office regarding the next stage of the application process.
Further information regarding Postgraduate study at the College can be found here.
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 on the same pathway should contact the Admissions Office directly for further guidance.
As the Admissions process is different depending on your programme of study, this can vary. Applications for College Courses will be processed within one week. The process for degree and postgraduate level study has additional requirements, so it will take longer:
An applicant will receive an admission decision upon completion of the application process and a review by the appropriate staff on whether or not the programme requirements have been met.
Admission to the College's postgraduate level programmes is dependent on the applicant receiving an offer of admission from Queen's. To learn more about the Queen's postgraduate application process, please visit their website. Once that offer has been received and the College has been notified, the application process through BBC can be completed.
We aim to communicate any offers as promptly as possible. However, please note the time required to complete the application process can vary depending on the time it takes to receive requested documents and the response of any external bodies required, for example a nominated referee.
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 the College community 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.
Being situated in the town of Dunmurry, we are located between the two cities of Belfast and Lisburn. For public transport and driving directions please see the LOCATION section of the website.
The College has self-catered on-campus accommodation for approximately 40 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.
Please visit the fees and scholarships page for details.
Belfast Bible College work with two Universities to Validate our Degrees. Our BA(Hons) Degree, Graduate Diploma and MA in Theology are awarded by the University of Cumbria. Our MRes and PhD courses are awarded by Queens University Belfast. 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 with our partners in QUB and UoC to provide the highest standards of education provision. These are regularly inspected and reported on by QAA.