Student Resources

Welcome to the Student Page!

This password protected area has everything you need to get you started and to refer back to during your time here with us. If you’re in your Living Ministry Programme (LMP) year, there is a separate page for you to visit too – speak with the Tutorial Office for access.

URC Ministerial Candidate FAQs

Study With Us: Cambridge BA and BTh Degrees

Where a student has a strong academic record, and seeks an intensive taught course in the more traditional disciplines of theology, those training for ministry at Westminster can access the BA programme at Cambridge University. This programme is always supplemented by pastoral studies, organised by the college. As with the BTh, there are unseen examinations and requirements around biblical language classes. As an affiliated student with a previous degree, only Parts IIA and IIB of the Tripos are required.


Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion (BA Tripos, Cambridge University)

The papers available can be found here:

Independent students who are actively involved in ministry in their local church, or those preparing for ordination in other denominations within the Reformed Tradition are welcome to apply for the BTh, with the written support of their pastor and/or denomination. This is a two-year vocational degree for those preparing for ministry, including both classroom and practical work, leading to a Cambridge University degree through the Faculty of Divinity.  To gain access to this programme, students need to have at least a high 2.1 in their previous degree (in any subject) and need to be accepted for admission by the BTh Management Committee and by one of the Cambridge Colleges. A biblical language is a standard part of the programme and unseen examinations form a large part of the assessment.

Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh, Cambridge University

The range of papers offered can be found here:

Independent Students

We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences joining our community here at Westminster to deepen and enrich their faith by engaging in theological study in the context of a worshipping community.

We welcome enquiries from prospective independent students, who are actively engaged in ministry in their local churches, with the written support of their pastor.

We also support those preparing for Christian ministry in other denominations in the Reformed Tradition. We are happy to organise a programme of  training in partnership with denominations overseas, subject to visa and immigration requirements.

Please see the following pages for details of the courses available at Westminster: