About UST

We form men and women to grow Christ’s church.

We form men and women to grow Christ’s Church

At Union School of Theology we offer degrees from BA to PhD, shaping our students to be theologically rigorous, biblically faithful and Christlike. In all our academic programmes, our formation of leaders, and our training of preachers, we want to see our students delighting in God and captured by the glory of Christ.

Who is it for?

UST is for anyone who has a passion to grow both spiritually and academically – in their understanding of the Christian gospel, in their ministry skills, and in personal formation. Our graduates serve around the world, whether alongside their professional work or in full time ministry as pastors, gospel workers, missionaries, evangelists, church planters, women’s workers, scholars and youth and children’s workers.

Our Locations

Our South Wales campus is Union’s home and base for residential study, while our worldwide network of Learning Communities gives access to gospel-hearted, academically rigorous theological education like never before. In partnership with local churches and Christian organisations, Learning Communities provide affordable and flexible programmes for those who want to study part-time whilst continuing in existing ministry or work.

Our Programmes and Accreditation

At UST we are committed to providing the best theological training that is geographically and financially accessible, as well providing full and part-time study modes to suit the needs of today’s students.

Our campus-based BA is designed for those preparing for a lifetime of ministry whilst our Learning Community-based GDip is for those stepping into ministry who want to study part time in the context of their local church. Our MTh, delivered either on campus or in Learning Communities, forms the kind of pastor-theologians that today’s church and Christian ministries so desperately need. Finally, our PhD programme gives students the opportunity to undertake extensive independent study to contribute to the mission of the Church.

To ensure students have the best academic experience, our School has partnerships with two universities. Our BA, GDip and MTh programmes are accredited by The Open University, a leading UK university specializing in flexible and accessible learning. Our PhD programme is offered in partnership with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), one of the world’s foremost research universities for Theology.


If you would like more information about our School, our programmes, locations or how to apply, please visit our enquiries page here.