Studying at Trinity
Trinity is a great place in which to study! We take academic study and research very seriously and we want to help you to develop your understanding of God and your thinking about theology and ministry.
We offer a range of flexible programmes of study to suit your needs, passion and future ministry. All our teaching is biblically underpinned, relevant to Christian discipleship and leadership with a focus on mission and evangelism.
We give University of Bristol certificates, diplomas and degrees in theology, although the curriculum is our own; it is unique to Trinty and Bristol Baptist College. See Trinity courses summarised and a chart showing an overview of our curriculum
Whether you are an ordinand, interested in a University of Bristol award (from Certificate in Theology to BA (Hons)), studying full time, or just dipping into some part-time study, there are programmes for you.
In addition, we offer the possibility of studying in a college-based or context-based environment.
Many of our students are Anglican but we welcome those who are not. Our desire is for all our students to form a movement of Christian disciples equipped and empowered to be a part of God's mission in the UK and across the world.
At Trinity you will benefit from learning with an able faculty team (from Trinity College and Bristol Baptist College) who have wide-ranging experience, skills and gifts - pastoral, academic and missional.
We have a good library with a large collection of books, pamphlets, papers, periodicals, microfiche and microfilm, audio-visual materials.
We are also able to offer learning support for those with a learning difficulty.
For those who want to study at home, we have an Open Learning programme: you study on your own, but have help from a local tutor and encouragement from belonging to a small group.
I really enjoyed the lectures at Trinity College. It was a real privilege to be taught by some of the top scholars in theology and have the opportunity to grapple with issues which affect our everyday lives in a theoretical and practical way. I believe the teaching at Trinity is second to none.
I particularly loved learning the biblical languages - the tutors challenged us to push ourselves academically, but we also had light-hearted and fun lessons. Trinity is a great environment to learn in.
While it is challenging to be an independent student of a non-Anglican background among so many ordinands, something I really value from my time at Trinity is how much I learned from the other students, as well as the deep and caring friendships that developed between us.
Sarah Jarvis, former independent student, now on the staff of a free church