Courses at Ridley
For youth work courses, please see CCYM Courses.
Deciding on your course...
We will talk through all the options open to you and discuss your particular circumstances one-to-one during your interview day (or by email in the case of international students). So there’s no pressure to decide on a course in advance, but you might want to think through some of the key factors that will influence your choice:
- Length of study: If you are training for ordination, the length of your course is set by Ministry Division and depends on your age and level of previous theological study. Contact us for more information or visit our website. Independent (non-ordination) students choose to study from one to three years, depending on their personal situation and source of funding.
- Your previous experience of study: We have a course for you whether or not you have A-levels, a degree or previous study of theology. See individual course details to see the entrance requirements for each course.
- How the courses are assessed: Some courses are assessed primarily by exam, others by essays, and some by a combination of both.
- Opportunities to specialise: When you come for interview, we can discuss your hopes for the future and any particular areas of interest which might make one course stand out as ideal for you. If you are thinking about training for Ordained Pioneer Ministry contact the Revd David Male to find out more about OPM training at Ridley.
For more information on courses for ordinands and for independent students, browse the menu.