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What course should I choose?
The Theology programme includes options for studying pastoral counselling as part of your training for general church ministry. The Theology & Counselling programme is intended especially for those considering a full-time career in counselling.
The Theology programme offers an optional module in the Theology of Worship that you could take as part of your training for general church ministry. The Theology, Music & Worship programme is perfect for those who expect music and worship to be your main area of work.
All programmes have both academic and practical modules, but the Theology programme is the most suitable if you are considering going on to postgraduate study or a career in teaching, unless you already know that your academic career will be in one of our specialist practical areas.
What qualifications do I need to study at LST?
Click here to find out about entry requirements
How do I apply to LST?
Click here to find out about the application process
When should I apply?
Between October and July for courses beginning in the following September/October. If you apply later, we’ll do our best to get you here for September of the same year, but some things can cause delay. You can help by making sure the people you quote for references know we will be contacting them, and are ready to send back the reference forms as soon as possible.
What happens after I’ve applied?
When we receive your application, we will contact your referees. We will also send you a Bible knowledge test, which you should complete and return as soon as possible. There are also specific questionnaires or tests relevant to Music or Counselling if you are applying for either of these courses. When we have received satisfactory references, we will then call you for interview.
Can I study part-time?
Yes! Part-time study is available for all three undergraduate courses. Please look at each course for more specific details.
What are the fees?
Click here to download the 2012/13 undergraduate fee sheet
Can I get any help with funding?
Click here to find out more about finance and possible sources of funding.
Is LST part of UCAS and what is the UCAS number?
LST does not have a UCAS number, as it is a private college, and is not part of the UCAS system. We have our own application process and you need to apply to us separately.
What if English isn’t my first language?
You will need to take the British Council IELTS test and achieve a test score of at least 6.5. You can take the IELTS test at any British Council office in your country, or at the British Embassy. Please send a copy of your test certificate with your application. You will also need to demonstrate a good level of spoken English at interview.
What if I’m applying from outside of the UK?
If you are applying from outside the UK we can normally arrange an interview for you in your home country, but this takes longer to organise, so you are strongly advised to submit your application at least nine months before your course begins – by the end of December for courses starting the following September if at all possible. Our British BA degree is at least equivalent to a US MDiv programme, in terms of breadth of study and academic level.
If you are applying for Theology & Counselling from overseas, we will ask you to complete an extra questionnaire, which will enable us to assess your suitability specifically for the Theology & Counselling programme here. Normally, we will only offer you a place for one year to start with, to allow you time to adjust and to improve your language skills, if necessary, during your first year. If all is well we will then offer you a place for the second and third year.
Who validates the degrees?
All programmes currently running at London School of Theology are validated by Middlesex University.
What facilities does LST have?
Please click here to find out more about the facilities LST offers, as well as facilities in the surrounding area.
Does LST provide accommodation?
LST does have on campus accommodation. Please click here for further information.
What if I have a disability?
We welcome applications from students with disabilities. For further information click here.