To be considered for any Moorlands College course we expect you to have:

  • A clear leading from God.
  • A recommendation from your home or sending church.
  • A reasonable level of spiritual and personal maturity.
  • Some experience of Christian service.

Undergraduate BA courses

  • Two ‘A’ levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications.
  • GCSE English at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at level 2.

Foundation Year

  • Five GCSE’s (including English) at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at level 2.

Postgraduate MA course

We realise that some people interested in our courses don’t have a degree in theology—or no degree at all—but will have years of experience of Christian life and service. You will need a basic theological grounding to undertake the course successfully, and that can come from personal study and life experience as well as through formal qualifications.

You will need to show evidence of:

  • A capacity to benefit from the study of practice, as part of your continuing professional or vocational development. You will normally
    have at least two relevant years of experience, and you will be engaged in practice while you undertake the course.
  • Commitment to Christian life and service—not only to gain qualifications, but to continue to strive to go deeper and become more committed in your walk with God.
  • Sufficient academic ability: you are normally expected to have a British degree in a theological field.

English language requirements

Competency in written and spoken English language will be essential in order to cope with the demands of your course. Therefore, you will be asked to provide us with some evidence that you are sufficiently competent in this area.

The minimum English language criteria for studying the BA courses and Foundation Year are:

  • GCSE in English (Language or Literature) at grade C or above; or
  • an IELTS Academic Certificate with an overall score of 6.0 with at least 6.0 in each of reading and writing; or
  • a nationally-recognised English language-based level 3 award, equivalent to these IELTS scores, from a different testing system.

The minimum English language criteria for studying the MA course are:

  • GCSE in English (Language or Literature) at grade C or above; or
  • an IELTS Academic Certificate with an overall score of 7.0 with at least 7.0 in each of reading and writing.