College-based students study full-time in college, completing the BA in 3 years, together with the ministerial formation programme. Students who already have a degree in theology have the opportunity to combine the ministerial formation programme with an MA in Christian Theology. Students with a good degree in another subject may take the Graduate Diploma plus MA. For the most able students there is the opportunity to progress to to a research degree.
College-based students can benefit fully from the progression of learning and coherence that is built into the course. They also have the opportunity to read widely in subjects that interest them.
Maki Mico writes about his experience of the college-based course:
“I am thankful to God for this unrepeatable experience at the Bristol Baptist College. Three good years full of opportunities and challenges have helped towards my spiritual formation and made me aware of some of the practical bits of ministry. Good conversations, prayer and encouragements have been instrumental. My gratitude goes out to everyone who walked these three years with me."
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