Considering theological study?

What is an ‘independent’ student at Trinity?

Our independent students are those Trinity students not currently training for ordination in the Church of England, but seeking theological education for a wide variety of reasons and vocational goals. [Why study theology if you aren’t becoming a vicar?]

Craft your own programme

Unlike our ordinands, as an independent student, you have the freedom to select many of your own modules, crafting a programme of study that fits your needs and interests. Our theology programmes include the Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Our MA students have only one compulsory module (Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods) and our undergraduate students are able to select the modules they’d like to complete within required subject areas. Our programmes are accredited by the Universities of Durham and Aberdeen. To find out more, click on an option below. You can learn more about our library and learning and disability support here.

Questions?

To schedule a visit or ask questions, please email admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk. Click here to find out more about our fees and funding. Below you can find more information about modes of study.

"Gathered" vs "dispersed" learning at Trinity

These brief videos show some of the key differences between studying with Trinity on-site in our Bristol community and studying with us whilst embedded in your current context. 

(You can click the full-screen option if viewing from a desktop.)

 

Explore gathered learning

Explore dispersed learning

Explore part-time study

Explore postgraduate research

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