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:

[email protected]
0191 261 0526 (calling from the UK)
+44 191 261 0526 (calling from abroad)

General Requirements

Applicants must present the following:

  1. a completed application form, recommendations, and the £30 application fee
  2. 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.

Transfer Students

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’ 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 its equivalent.

International Students

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 linked to those of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and are in US dollars. The fees for 2017/18 are $210 per credit hour (expected to increase by $10 each subsequent year).

This includes access to our facilities and library in Gateshead, 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.

Academic Catalogue 2016-2019