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Trinity College Bristol

Regents Theological College


Trinity College Bristol
Stoke Hill

Tel: +44 (0)117 968 2803
Fax: +44 (0)117 968 7470

About us

Trinity College Bristol offers a variety of programmes in Bible, theology, mission and ministry in a dynamic worshipping environment. You can do a part-time or distance-learning course, take a year out and get a University of Bristol qualification (certificate, diploma or MA), spend longer studying for a BA (Hons) or a research degree, or train for ordained Anglican ministry. Trinity is an evangelical Anglican theological college committed to mission which welcomes those from other churches; we work in partnership with Bristol Baptist College.

Our optional context-based training gives ministry students the chance to live and work in a rural or city community, gaining practical experience as a group in Anglican or independent churches.

Our Centre for World Christianity offers short-term accommodation to world church leaders and mission teachers who contribute to college life and teaching.

We have a quiet 9-acre campus in a lovely part of Bristol.


Course Information

Certificate in Theology*

F/P/R 1 year
Modular structure – wide range of choice of introductory level units

Graduate Diploma in Theology*

F/R 1 year
Lays foundation in theology/biblical studies/ pastoral ministry for those with a previous BA (Hons) upper second or first class

Diploma in Theology*

F/P/R 2 years
Modular structure – range of introductory and higher level units

BA (Hons) in Theology*

F/R 2-3 years
Vocational approach to theological study with options for strong focus in biblical or pastoral studies

Advanced Diploma in Ministerial theology

F/P/R 1 year
Ideal preparation for ministerial studies for those with a previous degree in Theology

MA in Christian Theology*

F/P/R 1 year
Modular study, taught units, dissertation

MA in Theology (from September 2011)*

F/P/R 1 year
Taught units with focus on biblical studies, mission studies or practical theology.

MPhil/MLitt/PhD in Theology*

F/P/R 1-4 years
Strong team of experts giving research supervision in wide subject areas

Distance (Open) Learning Certificate

A Trinity College certificate for those who complete six Open Learning units.


* Courses validated by the University of Bristol
F/P/R Full-time, part-time, residential options available
1 year Length of full-time course; courses studied part time will take longer