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Our locations of study

Christian theology applied.
With four locations across the UK, we provide theological training that suits your location and circumstances the best.

Wessex Auditorium, Christchurch Campus

Do you want to go deeper into the Bible? Are you looking to grow practically and apply your theology? At Moorlands College, we’re committed to Scripture. With us, you’ll receive solid, theological teaching in a way that best suits your circumstances. Expand your knowledge of God, put your learning into practice through a placement, and gain lifelong friends at any of our four centres in the UK:

Christchurch Campus, Dorset
South West Regional Centre, Devon
Midlands Regional Centre, Birmingham
South East Regional Centre, Essex


Christchurch Campus

Christchurch Campus

Courses available

Modes of BA study available

  • Campus-based
  • Placement-based

Location of taught study

  • Christchurch Campus, Dorset
  • Campus- or placement-based at Christchurch

Study on the beautiful south coast
All Moorlands College courses are available to study at our Christchurch Campus. At some point during your degree—even as a placement-based or an MA student—you’ll spend time at our campus learning and contributing to the community.

Our campus-based option gives you the unique opportunity to identify your future ministry and prepare for it in a Christian learning environment. A local placement accompanies your study, giving you practical experience in a Christian context.

We also offer a placement-based mode of study at Christchurch, giving you the scope to be on placement whilst also studying. Our surrounding areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton and the New Forest are home to a large number of churches and Christian organisations who offer placement opportunities.

Study blocks
Christchurch placement-based students attend college for taught sessions one day per week during term time, as well as three five-day study blocks held at our Christchurch Campus.

Christchurch campus-based students attend lectures over an average of four days per week, spread across the term.

“I wanted to experience community, and what better place to do it? I’ve been blown away by the support, joy and hilarity that living in community can provide.”
Daniel, campus-based student

Beaches and countryside
Based on the south coast of England, our fully-equipped Christchurch Campus combines the benefits of a peaceful location with a wide range of amenities, places and opportunities right on our doorstep. We’re in easy reach of Bournemouth, with its busy town centre, popular nightlife and choice of sandy beaches. We’re also on the edge of the scenic New Forest, renowned for its ancient woodland, open moors, peaceful heathland and clifftop walks.

For more information on the Christchurch area, visit;

visitbournemouth.com
thenewforest.co.uk
visit-dorset.com

Travel access
Christchurch is linked to the national bus and rail network, offering quick and regular services to London and the rest of the UK. Bournemouth International Airport is just three miles away.


South West Regional Centre

South West Regional Centre

Courses available

Mode of BA study available

  • Placement-based

Locations of taught study

Placement-based in the South West
Our South West Regional Centre, supported by SWYM, delivers the placement-based BA (Hons) Applied Theology course, enabling you to be on placement whilst studying. You’ll be taught via study blocks throughout the academic year, allowing you to fully engage in activities at a local South West placement—typically located between Cornwall and the Bristol area.

Study blocks
Six four-day study blocks are held in Torquay, Devon, and a further three five-day study blocks at the Christchurch Campus. Student accommodation is available at both venues.

“The study blocks have enabled me to learn more about theology and youth work. I’ve grown immensely… The staff are always available to support, help and pray.”
Jonathan, South West student

Beautiful Brunel
Torquay’s Brunel Manor hosts the majority of the study blocks and is operated as a Christian holiday, retreat and conference centre. The manor boasts beautiful grounds covering 12 acres, including a peaceful woodland walk and accessible coastal paths. It also features an ever-growing library, specially for our students.

For more information on the South West, visit;

torquay.com
englishriviera.co.uk
visitsouthwest.co.uk


Midlands Regional Centre

Midlands Regional Centre

Courses available

Mode of BA study available

  • Placement-based

Locations of taught study

Placement-based in the Midlands
Our Midlands Regional Centre focuses on delivering both of our BA courses as placement-based options, giving you the opportunity to be on placement whilst also studying. Study blocks are held throughout the academic year, with accommodation available at both locations. Students who choose the convenience of the Midlands Regional Centre aren’t only residents of Birmingham and the Midlands area, but often come from further afield—including Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

“The Midlands was the perfect choice… I could still serve my church and community whilst gaining a qualification at a distance! The study weeks make it practical for those who want to work, serve God and study; whilst I find the teaching directly relevant for my local context.”
Mel, Midlands student

Study blocks
Three to four five-day study blocks are held throughout the year at the International Mission Centre (IMC). A further three to four five-day study blocks are held at the Christchurch Campus, with student accommodation available at both venues. Support, via regular Skype tutorials, is available every two weeks.

Birmingham benefits
The IMC, just five miles from the vibrant and diverse city centre of Birmingham, hosts several of the annual study blocks. The IMC is a modern training centre with conference facilities, residential accommodation and an expanding library, making it an ideal place to study.

For more information on the Midlands, visit;

visitbirmingham.com
visitheartofengland.com


South East Regional Centre

South East Regional Centre

Courses available

Mode of BA study available

  • Placement-based

Locations of taught study

Placement-based on London’s doorstep
Study blocks  are spread across the academic year, allowing you to continue working in a placement setting local to you whilst also studying for a degree.

Our South East Regional Centre delivers both of our BA programmes as a placement-based course, giving you the advantage of being on placement whilst also studying. Accommodation during study blocks is available at both venues.

Study blocks
Five study blocks, each between two and five days long, are held throughout the year at Trinity Church, Brentwood. A further three five-day study blocks are held at the Christchurch Campus.

Being in Brentwood
Studying applied theology is now far more accessible for those in the South East, with our new regional centre. Several of the study blocks are based in Brentwood; a town located in the London commuter belt, being just 20 miles from Charing Cross and near the M25 motorway. Equipped with a library, Trinity Church is an ideal venue that allows you to study God’s word in an accessible, faith-based environment.

For more information on the South East, visit;

discoverbrentwood.co.uk
visitessex.com
visitlondon.com
visitsoutheastengland.com