Union Theological College

8.7.2016 | Training for Ministry,


Adjacent to the main Queen’s campus in Belfast, the College is a union of two 19th century Irish Presbyterian Colleges – the Presbyterian Theological College, Belfast and Magee Theological College in Londonderry. Union College has inherited a tradition of theological and academic excellence, and of pastoral and practical training, that stretches back to the founding of the original Presbyterian College in 1853.

As part of the Christian community of faith, the College seeks to serve Christ and every branch of His Church, by providing teaching in biblical, theological, historical, pastoral and mission studies to students irrespective of denominational background.

While many students come to Union to train as a Presbyterian minister, or for a specific form of ministry or mission, many come with no vocational aspirations, wanting to study theology out of academic interest, or to deepen their faith.

As one of the recognised colleges that provide the teaching for theology degrees offered by Queen’s University, Belfast, this important relationship between Union and Queen’s is integral to both.

Over 80 per cent of Queen’s theology students enrol at the College undertaking numerous full and part-time courses, which lead to Bachelor of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Arts degrees. There is also a Graduate Diploma in Theology and opportunities exist for students to enrol for postgraduate programmes that are awarded by Queen’s at Masters and PhD level.

For more information see Union’s website.