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We are

Union Theological College is a leader in theological education and academic research, committed to academic excellence and realising a student community that thrives and makes a lifelong contribution to the Church and society.


Discover our rich heritage

Union College still meets in its original location in the heart of Belfast, a place marked by a storied history.

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Union is a place dedicated to enriching the lives of its students. Our students receive excellent academic opportunities, inspired by leading educators with a global mindset and a collaborative approach to learning. Our dedicated staff provide high-quality support services to ensure that the college community thrives.

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Union College offers a variety of postgraduate programmes, both residential and online. All postgraduate degree pathways are validated by the Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland and the undergraduate pathway is validated by St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Here you’ll find out which course of study may be most appropriate for you.

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What our students say about Union.

One of the outstanding features of Union College is the combination of academic rigour, uniquely set within the context of a warm, worshipping community.

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What our students say about Union

One of the outstanding features of Union College is the combination of academic rigour, uniquely set within the context of a warm, worshipping community.


Module Choice

There are 25 modules on offer in our undergraduate degree, providing an excellent choice for our students.


The Gamble Library at Union is the best theological library in Northern Ireland. It contains nearly 64,000 books, more than 20,000 pamphlets, and over 50 theological periodicals, plus several online resources.


We are situated beside the main Queen’s campus, in the centre of the main Queen’s quarter – a five-minute walk from Botanic station and fifteen minutes from the centre of Belfast.


We have a dedicated team of faculty and adjunct faculty, bringing a range of experiences and expertise, and providing our students with excellent academic and ministerial opportunities.


Learning Opportunities 

As the theological college of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Union continues to offer ministerial and deaconess training, as well as valuable and engaging learning opportunities open to the wider church. 


High-quality learning

As a hub for high-quality learning, we offer a range of courses, both online and on-campus. We are committed to helping students realise their potential, investing in their academic, emotional and spiritual development. We offer learning opportunities that are relevant and valuable to life and Christian ministry in local and global contexts.

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The Gamble Library

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Postgraduate degrees through our own Royal Charter

We provide a range of postgraduate degrees, open to all, and offered through our own Royal Charter in the name of the Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland (PTFI). Our new BA Hons Theology, awarded by St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers students from all backgrounds the opportunity to study Christian theology.

Students will gain a theological literacy that will enable them to understand and navigate the world in which we live, flourish as individuals, and make an impactful contribution to society.

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