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October 2024

Programme Duration

3-6 years (BD) | 2-4 years (DipHE) | 1-3 years (CertHE)

Academic Direction
University of London
Modes of Study

Our Bachelor of Divinity is one of the University’s oldest degrees and provides an opportunity to consider questions about the meaning and purpose of human life and the values by which we live.

Key features

  1. Tailor your degree to your interests

    Choose a programme of study with all the elements of a traditional Christian Theology programme, including biblical languages. Or choose from a variety of modules which include Islam and Buddhism, and interdisciplinary modules such as Religion and Science, Religion and Ethics, Religion and Reason (Philosophy of Religion), and more.

  2. Religion matters

    According to the Pew Research Center, 84% of the world’s circa 7 billion population have some kind of religious affiliation, and religion has a major impact – both positive and negative – on individuals and societies. Now, more than ever, the world needs people who are able to engage in thoughtful, positive debate about religion.  

  3. Access a wealth of resources

    Benefit from study materials designed for distance learning via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), including videos, podcasts, notes, and a range of learning activities. Every reading for every module (except one optional module) is available either as a scanned extract in the VLE or in the Online Library.

  4. Support throughout your studies

    Every module has a specialist tutor to offer help and guidance. If you choose to take the full degree programme, you will have the opportunity to work with a specialist supervisor on a topic of your choice. We also offer optional weekly online drop-in sessions with the programme team.

  5. Study from anywhere in the world

    With no travel, relocation or accommodation costs, this programme offers you an alternative way of obtaining a prestigious education at a reasonable cost. You can learn at your own pace and fit your studies around your schedule and responsibilities.

  6. A trusted name in global education

    The University of London is one of the most prestigious universities in the UK and its graduates include distinguished academics, writers and Nobel prize winners. For many years the Bachelor of Divinity was the main undergraduate Theology degree for students studying both in London and across the world.

Study the Divinity programme with academic direction from the University of London wherever you are in the world.

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Deepen your understanding of communities influenced by religious belief and consider fundamental questions about the meaning and purpose of human life.

General entry requirements

Course overview

Key dates


Fees, funding and payment

Career opportunities

“I chose this programme to study remotely and flexibly. The Virtual Learning Environment, materials and library support are all excellent.”

Alison Jackson, UK

“The programme team is always available. They run weekly drop-ins and are always happy to schedule individual meetings outside.”

Alec Howells, UK

“I feel proud of being able to complete my course and write a dissertation on some of my favourite topics.”

Albert Chu, Hong Kong

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Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes