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Belfast Bible College

Belfast Bible College

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Belfast Bible College
Glenburn Road South
BT17 9JP

Tel:  + 44 (0) 2890 301551
Fax: + 44 (0) 2890 431758

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Belfast Bible College

Who we are

Belfast Bible College is a vibrant and diverse non-denominational Christian training college situated between the cities of Belfast and Lisburn, with over 200 full-time students from the UK, Ireland and around the world.


Our Purpose

Belfast Bible College is called to be a welcoming community in which God works to form his people by integrating spiritual, academic and practical education rooted in his Word, for growth in Christian life and service, locally and around the World.


Course Information

Our desire is to help students realise their vision, by tailoring courses to suit their individual needs. Whether you feel a calling to cross-cultural ministry, youth ministry, or simply more effective ministry where you are, we’re committed to working with you to find a pathway that will ensure you are prepared.

We have a wide range of course options available, at undergraduate and postgraduate level:


University of Cumbria courses

The courses validated by the University of Cumbria, offer students the opportunity to blend biblical and theological education for ministry with a more practical focus – for those who want to learn more in order to do more.

Certificate in Theology (CertHE - 1 year)

Ideal for those who only have a limited time to commit to full-time study. Biblical modules can be combined with practical training in mission, pastoral care, youth or children’s ministry. Students who successfully complete the course are awarded a Higher Education Certificate in Theology.

Diploma in Theology (DipHE -2 years)

A preparatory course for Christian service at home or overseas. It is ideally suited for those interested in cross cultural mission, or some form of ministry at home, including church work, youth or children’s ministry. Students who successfully complete the course are awarded a Higher Education Diploma in Theology.

BA (Hons) in Theology (3 years)

Students who successfully complete the course are awarded a BA (Hons) in Theology.


Queen’s University Belfast Courses

This track offers students the opportunity to earn a qualification from Queen’s University, Belfast as they think deeply about biblical and theological truths that will shape their future life and ministry:

BD (Bachelor of Divinity) – 3 years
BTh (Bachelor of Theology) – 3 years
GDip (Graduate Diploma in Theology) – 1 year
MTh (Master of Theology) – 1 year

The MTh programme is available for those who already have an undergraduate degree in Theology. For those who have a degree in another discipline, it is possible to complete an extra year of study (the Graduate Diploma) to allow progression onto the MTh programme.

PhD courses are also available in several areas of specialism. All courses within this track can be taken on a part-time basis.


BBC Validated Courses

Three Month Certificate (3 months)

A short course ideally suited to those taking a gap year, or who are home for a short time from overseas. Students take three modules, and the course can be started in either September or February.

Postgraduate Diploma in Theological Studies (1 year)

This course is specifically designed for those who already have an undergraduate degree, and would like a course of study more specifically tailored to their area of ministry interest. The course is partly taught and partly research based.