Our Training Programmes

Sarum College trains people for Christian Ministry in a world that is going through rapid and profound changes.

Our programmes are designed to:

  • Educate you to be confident, constructive and able to think about faith, the Bible, the church and mission, both in theory and practice;
  • Train you to minister in an informed and reflective manner, marked by wisdom, commitment and a capacity for collaboration;
  • Form you to participate responsibly in the mission of the Church by integrating your learning within the particularities and complexities of your own local commitments, as well as the wider church and world.

Licensed Lay Ministry Programmes

Sarum Ministry works in partnership with Salisbury Diocese to deliver specialised training in lay ministry.  Candidates for LLM ministry on our HE Diploma course train alongside our ordinands and several students work on placements in a variety of expressions of Christian ministry and mission around the diocese.

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Undergraduate Programmes

“I feel nurtured and supported by the excellent tutors and staff, as I grapple with the hard work of theology. I am finding the course challenging and rewarding. I strongly recommend it to others looking for a way to combine formational study with other commitments.”

Amy Webb, Undergraduate Student

Our undergraduate programmes in Theology for Christian Ministry and Mission enables students to study for a Higher Education Certificate (CertHE), Higher Education Diploma (DipHE) or a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (BA Hons).

These programmes offer you academically rigorous, up to date and research-led teaching via flexible blended learning.

This includes: guided reading, activities, time for prayer and reflection and multimedia presentations. Weekly small group tutorials happen either locally or online, at a time to suit the group. Here you deepen your engagement with the material through meeting with others to talk, ask questions, pray and help each other to learn.

All modules combine academic work, practical training and theological reflection. Twice per module you will lead a Local Learning Group, gathered by you from your local community. You will also have opportunities for practical mission in your local training church. Each module helps you to learn to become a minister whose life is shaped by theology and Scripture, and grounded in God’s love and mission.

Contact Annette Young for all enquiries
ayoung@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424820  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Postgraduate Programmes

“The flexibility to study at a time and place that suits me has been fantastic, with concentrated residential weekends and Spring School minimising the amount of time away from home. The variety and depth of modules have allowed me to explore and strengthen my faith and develop my relationship with God. There is a great diversity of staff and students, that all come together to form a caring, supportive and welcoming community.”

Rachel Noël, Postgraduate Student

Our postgraduate programmes in Theology for Christian Ministry and Mission enables students to study for a Graduate Diploma (GDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or an MA degree.

Our Masters programme has been praised for its distinctive contextual approach. It will enable you to develop your own practical theology of ministry and mission. It is popular with a wide variety of students, including pioneer ministers, curates and probationers.

Students value it because it combines the demands of postgraduate study with opportunities for creative thinking about the Church of tomorrow.

We offer academically rigorous research-led teaching, via flexible blended learning which includes guided reading, podcasts, videos and practical research. Each module combines six staff-led seminars and moderated reflection and debate on our online discussion forum.

As an MA student, you will also convene and lead a Local Learning Group and do practical work in your local training church.

Contact Annette Young for all enquiries
ayoung@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424820  |  01722 424800 (main reception)