Access to Theology

Access to Theology is a 24-week online course of study designed to offer students an overview of the component parts of a programme in theological education.

The course is designed for the following people:

  • Individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are seeking their first exposure to the world of theological education.
  • Christians who would like to intellectually equip themselves for service in local and international church organisations.
  • Prospective students who wish to gain a relevant entrance qualification to pursue further studies.

The course provides an excellent basis for anyone who wishes to embark on further study. This may include our popular undergraduate Bachelor of Theology programme and the Individual Study Programme.

It is also an ideal theological component for some of the courses that will in due course be offered through the ETS Centre for Mission – e.g. courses for EldersDeacons and Youth Workers.


darren graham playCheck out this video, where Dr Bob Akroyd and Access to Theology graduate Darren Graham explain to prospective students what the Access to Theology course involves.





Course Duration

The programme is delivered online by video-conferencing on Tuesday evenings, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, from September to May.


Further Information

For more detail on the course, modules, aims & objectives, lecturers and suggested reading lists - please see here.

Further information will be provided at the beginning of the course.


Distance Learning

This programme is only completed by Distance Learning.

Distance Learning FAQ for more information on Distance Learning at ETS.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme.


Access to Theology Application Form

The relevant Application Form is found here.


Access to Theology Fees

For course fees see here.


Further Enquiries

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