We welcome applicants who wish to train for ministry and are supported by their Church or Session. For an application form, or if you have any other questions, please contact our Seminary Administrator, Revd Dr Gary McKee:
Applicants must present the following:
- a completed application form, recommendations, and the £30 application fee
- transcripts of any previous university and seminary work
Applicants for Master’s degrees must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. An applicant may be required to take foundational courses in preparation for study. If applicants do not hold a BA, they may apply for a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) or a Certificate in Ministry for Ruling Elders or Deacons.
Applicants who already hold a degree in theology may be admitted to the MDiv programme with advanced standing, but no credit will be applied directly to the MDiv degree. The student’s transcript will merely indicate that he was granted advanced standing because of the previous degree.
In addition, because our courses are intended to train applicants for ministry, they must normally come with the approval of their Church or Session.
Students enrolled in a theology degree at another institution may apply to transfer to our Master’s programmes with advanced standing. Applicants must submit an official transcript showing the courses they have completed, indicating at least a ‘C’ or 2:2 average. They must also be in good standing at their previous institution, and a statement of honourable dismissal may be required. Previous work will be evaluated for credit. No credit will be allowed for work that received less than a grade of ‘C’ or 2:2.
We welcome international applicants. They must be proficient in English and have sufficient funding. They must also comply with all applicable immigration/visa requirements. We will try to help in whatever way we can. If you have any questions, then please get in touch.
Our fees are £5750 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is tied to the fee structure at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Through our internship programme and church partnerships we aim to keep fees to the minimum.
The fees include access to our library and facilities in Newcastle, as well as borrowing rights at Durham University’s library.
Note: The Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS) academic catalogue contains more information about the application process.