Three-year Diploma Track

Some students study the Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission over three years, studying full time. The Diploma is accredited by Durham University.

This programme is available both to our gathered learning community in Bristol (who meet throughout the week for classes) and to our dispersed learners (who come to college in block weeks for classes).

On the Three-Year Diploma Track, instead of studying the Certificate in the first year and the Diploma in the second year, you take three years to complete the Diploma, at the end of which you have the same academic qualification, just spread over an extra year. This track is particularly suited to students who come from a non-standard academic background or haven’t studied in a long time.

With this track, you work up to Level 4 (degree-level) work more gradually, with some preliminary teaching at Level 3 (A-level equivalent). You will be studying some subjects alongside those on the Two-Year Track.

The Three-Year Diploma Track is accompanied by a comprehensive study skills programme, developing skills such as reading academic papers, writing assignments, discussion and analysis.

If you are an ordinand, you will do all the same formational preparation for ordination as those on the Diploma or BA tracks.

At the end of the three years, you will have accumulated 240 credits. Take a look at our sample module list for an idea of the topics with which you may engage.


Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Three-year Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Master of Arts in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Modes of Study

Ordination Training

Theological Study (Independent)


Postgraduate research

Come and visit us

The best way to find out if we’re the right fit for you is to come and visit us. We have several Open Days and Open Afternoons during the course of a year. If those dates don’t work for you, don’t worry – we can arrange for you to visit another time. We look forward to meeting you!

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