Practical Information


How much does it cost?

We try to keep the costs to a minimum, making the course as accessible as possible to any students wishing to attend. The fees for 2016-17 are £740, plus a one-off registration fee of £120. For students who take up our church based accommodation option whilst studying there is a £60 surcharge each year.

What are the dates?

The teaching weekend dates for 2017-18 are:

  • 22-24 Sept 2017
  • 24-26 Nov 2017
  • 26-28 Jan 2018
  • 04-08 April 2018
  • 22-24 Jun 2018

How does it work?

King’s School of Theology runs over 3 years, and to complete the course you will need to study all 21 modules over those 3 years.  The teaching is delivered in a series of 5 weekend teaching blocks per year.

Opening Residential

For the opening weekend of each year all students meet together for a fully residential weekend at a conference centre.

Standard Weekends

Three of the weekend teaching blocks last from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and are based at a church building in Derby or Oxford. A number of accommodation options are available for these weekends, including some availability of bed and breakfast with church families, or in local hotels and lodges where you can arrange to share with other students or make your own arrangements.

Extended Spring Weekend

Each spring there is an extended teaching block of an evening plus four days (e.g. Friday evening to Tuesday afternoon), when two separate modules are covered. This usually takes place in Oxford.

Annual Structure

Students in the first year of KST follow the same curriculum, with occasional seminars dedicated to their chosen Track. In years 2-3 the curriculum diversifies slightly and students have opportunity to engage in modules specific to their Track. This means teaching weekends sometimes take place in a variety of centres, giving opportunity for visits, cross-pollination and meeting other leaders.


KST has a mentoring programme to work alongside the main teaching weekends. The purpose of mentoring groups is to further develop your thinking through the things that you have been learning and help you to turn the theory into practice by applying the teaching in your work, church, community, or mission project.

Online community

KST students also have the support of a highly interactive virtual learning community where you can discuss topics with fellow students & access the teaching staff.

We believe that we learn best when we learn with others: having our assumptions challenged, our thinking shaped, and our faith sharpened. This means we are committed to finding ways to support students to be part of a community that is learning together.