The doctrinal standard of Edinburgh Theological Seminary is the Westminster Confession of Faith.
This sets the Seminary firmly in the main-line Christian tradition, particularly with regard to such doctrines as the Trinity and the Incarnation.
More specifically, the theological position of Edinburgh Theological Seminary is:
However, the Seminary consciously provides a clear welcome to students who may hold different views on and come from other traditions.
Indeed, although the various courses are taught from the standpoint of deep personal commitment to Confessional theology, students are expected to think on the basis of Scripture and interact creatively with other theological traditions, familiarising themselves with current trends in theology and biblical studies.