Entry Requirements

Under Graduate Admission Requirements

For applicants under 21, the primary requirement of acceptance to Mattersey Hall is evidence of the candidate’s ability to complete the programme – a part of which is expected 2 A-levels or equivalent. Mature applicants (21+), who do not have formal qualifications, may still be admitted, though in that case it is usual to ask applicants to submit an essay on a Biblical subject.

A good command of the English language is required. If English is not your first language, please specify any exams taken in language and the result. Also, you will ned to have passed the IELTS with 6.0 or TOEFL with 87 points.

Acceptance for all students is subject to a successful interview. A DBS Disclosure and a Self-Declaration will be requested in the event of an individual being offered a place. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a place.

Please contact our Admissions Department for further details.


Post Graduate Admission Requirements

All of our MA programmes have two main entry routes.

The first route is with a recognised Bachelors degree in Theology or a theology- related subject. We would normally expect applicants to have achieved second-class honours or above.

The alternative route is for those without formal qualifications, but who have at least two years senior leadership experience in a church or mission context. Those admitted via the alternative route will normally be required to submit an essay to demonstrate suitability for the programme. The MA in Biblical Studies also requires a level of competence in one or more biblical language. Tuition in Greek or Hebrew as preparation for the MA in Biblical Studies is available. Please contact us for more details.


DMin Admission Requirements

The programme has the same entry routes as our MA programmes: those with a recognised first degree in Theology or cognate subject – though for admission to the DMin programme this will normally be upper second (or above); and those with at least 2 years senior experience in a church or mission context. Because the Dissertation plays such an important part in the DMin, candidates will be expected to have a clear general idea of their proposed area of research, and this will be discussed at an initial interview.


Special Education Requirements

The College has over fourteen years’ experience of supporting hard of hearing students, as well as students with special needs such as dyslexia; so any educational difficulties you might face are not in themselves any hindrance to you studying with us. Please make us aware of such issues in your application or at interview.


Computer Skills

A competent level of computer literacy, especially in word processing, is required by applicants wishing to study at Mattersey Hall. Therefore, it is advisable that students, who are not already proficient in word processing, emailing or using the internet, should consider taking a course in computer skills before entry to Mattersey Hall.