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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 "college course" options which make studying Theology flexible and accessible. These include Womens Study Fellowship, Evening Classes on a Tuesday evening, and our Pastoral Care course.

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 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 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.

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

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:

Degree Level

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. 

Postgraduate Level

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.

Information regarding the specific application process for each course can be found on the undergraduate and postgraduate pages.  

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. 

Please visit the fees and scholarships page for details.

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.