Bachelor of Theology





This is a degree programme validated by the University of Glasgow.

The BTh is designed to provide vocational training for those preparing for pastoral ministry and other forms of full-time Christian service. It also provides a good foundation for post-graduate theological study and a career in theological education.

If you would like a stimulating, challenging, comprehensive, in-depth education in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology and related disciplines, we can offer you a well-designed curriculum, excellent facilities and first-class tuition.  As you progress through your studies, you will rub shoulders with a student body which is remarkably cosmopolitan in composition, making lifelong friendships that will span the globe.

Alongside the BTh, it is possible to undertake additional church ministry training. The Presbyterian Church Ministry Module is offered to meet contemporary needs within a Presbyterian tradition. We are also pleased to offer an Independent Church Ministry Module to meet the needs of those who belong to an independent tradition. This is delivered in association with the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), and is ideal for those entering ministry or leadership in independent church backgrounds - e.g. Baptist, Pentecostal, Brethren.


Fuller detail may be found in the Bachelor of Theology Course Contents (PDF) 


play1Check out this video, where ETS Principal Iver Martin and BTh graduate Andy Roberston explain to prospective students what the Bachelor of Theology programme involves.





Interested in the Bachelor of Theology with Greek and Hebrew?



In this video, BTh graduate Thomas Davis encourages the study of the Biblical languages.





Part-Time Study

This programme can be completed part-time from start to finish in such a way that permits students to study two days a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Thursdays and Fridays) and complete the course in anything up to six years.

This enables students to combine practical ministry experience with their theological studies.  We already have a number of students doing this, and it is certainly a growing market.

(Find out more under the 'Programme Duration' tab.)

Equipped for Mission

Whether you feel called to mission here in Scotland or elsewhere in the world, we can now offer students excellent preparation and mentoring for mission through the newly established ETS Centre for Mission. The Centre is currently being developed with the aim of providing tailored, practical training to all those who are about to embark on mission. 


Distance Learning

This programme may also be taken with a Distance Learning options.

For more information, see Bachelor of Theology with Distance Learning.

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


Undergraduate Admissions Policy

The Undergraduate Admissions Policy can be found here.


Bachelor of Theology Application Form

The relevant Application Form is found here.


Bachelor of Theology Course Fees

For course fees see here.


For more information:

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