BA Overview

BA Overview

ForMission equips Christian leaders to transform their communities through accredited training, thought leadership and missional support. Our cutting-edge undergraduate programmes focus on missional and biblical theology, with practical application to prepare you for your first job after graduating.

We welcome students who are passionate to develop their skills in missional leadership and ready to bring about change in this world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Programme Aims

Our undergraduate study programme is focused on missional and biblical theology, with practical application for your chosen placement or training context.

How The Course Works

The course combines theological and biblical study with a mission emphasis and practical work experience. You will gain an understanding of missional theology and explore the foundations of Christian belief, practice and missional ministry within your chosen placement or training context.

The Course Structure

Course content is built around four streams – Biblical Studies, Theology, Mission, and a choice of various electives.

What Will I Study And How?

You will study the core areas of Biblical Studies (Old and New Testament), History of Mission, Theology, Ethics, and a range of subjects depending on your chosen electives. Throughout the degree you will undertake study at your local campus, whilst engaging in a range of placement activities, designed to develop your skills in mission and ministry. As well as the traditional essay there is a range of assessment on the course, including presentations, sermons, research projects and placement tasks.

Course Resources

You will receive course notes for every module, lecture, workshop and coaching based at one of our Regional Campuses. This will give you a relevant experience invaluable for your first job after graduating. All resources will be made available to you online through our Virtual Learning Environment.

Options for Study

Our courses commence in September, and can be studied full-time, part-time, or intensively at any of our regional campuses in London, Midlands (Birmingham), North West (Liverpool), North (Leeds), Manchester, West (Bath) or South West (Exeter).

The intensive programme is for those who are interested in the youth ministry elective and wish to condense their training into a shorter time frame whilst serving at their placement ministry.

Student Support

We actively support students throughout their studies. Many of our students are engaged simultaneously in ministry and other responsibilities and/or may be re-entering formal education after a break. Our support is tailored to such circumstances, as well as providing general support to all students.  At our campuses, students meet regularly for peer support, worship and prayer.

Campus tutors are available to chat to, and provide regular one-to-one personal tutorials. We also provide one-to-one and group tutorials covering study skills.  In addition, our Learning Support Manager and Student Services Administrator can assist with enquiries about learning support for students on disabled students allowance. There are student representatives for each year at each campus, who feed back to the College issues of concern from the student body.

Information on policies and support is available to current students via the Moodle site.

A Typical Week

The course is split into roughly three aspects; class time (lectures, clusters and tutorials), placement and private study. What your week looks like will depend on whether you are studying full-time, part-time or intensively:

  • Full-time: typically class time is 1-2 days, placement for 13 hours a week and 1-2 days for private study.
  • Part-time: class time is 0.5-1 days, placement for 6.5 hours, 0.5-1 days private study.
  • Intensive: modules are taught during intensive study weeks at certain times during the year, placement for 13 hours a week (full-time), additional time for private study, regular contact with a local tutor.


Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are validated by York St John University, and as a provider of Higher Education we are also monitored on a regular basis by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, to make sure we are working to the right standards.

Undergraduate Study And Award Options


Foundation Degree in Theology and Mission

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
The Foundation Degree is suitable for students who want to a good grounding in theology and mission, but without the more academically challenging task of dissertation work that occurs in the third year of the BA.

Top-Up Honours in Theology and Mission

1 year full-time, 2 years full-time
If you have a Foundation Degree/DipHE in Theology and you wish to complete your undergraduate studies with an honours qualification, you can study the Top-Up Honours year.

BA Hons in Theology and Mission

3 years full-time, 6 years part -time

Our students say…

Judith Hoffman“The course offered me so many different opportunities to learn and grow in my knowledge about theology academically, as well as personally and spiritually. In addition to that, the mixture of academic studies and placement gave me the opportunity to apply my learning and it prepares you for your time after the degree, may it be in a full-time ministry position or any other job.

The focus on theology and mission showed me what God’s mission is all about and how I can partner in with His mission in everyday life…”

Judith Hoffman, Bath Campus


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