Irish Baptist College

Introduction

"It was the best three years of my life. It was a time to grow spiritually and in confidence for what lay ahead."

Kim Kelly (Missionary, Ireland)

Why Study at IBC?

At IBC we offer training for Christian service that is practical and academic. It aims at character formation in a friendly community.

We want our graduates to be people of the Word who handle the Bible correctly and people of the Spirit who are filled with His power and conviction.

Who We Are

The Irish Baptist College was founded in Dublin in 1892 and is the Training College of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland. IBC is renowned for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, achieving high academic standards from our students and providing them with careful Biblical and Theological study and research.

Our student body comprises approximately 50 full-time students. In addition there are upwards of 200 part-time students studying at all levels. Strong links are maintained with churches in the Association and with missionary organisations who offer placement opportunities for students. The faculty has extensive ministry experience.

IBC exists primarily to serve the needs of our own churches and missions department. We also welcome students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds and we provide courses for those who wish to concentrate on Pastoral, Missions, Youth, Children’s or Women’s ministry.

Our Values

The Irish Baptist College is:

  • Conservative (affirming the inerrancy of Scripture)
  • Evangelical (passionate about the gospel)
  • Baptistic (unashamed of Baptist Principles as directed by Scripture)

Our Motto

Domine Sequor [Lord, I follow]

The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland

The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland is an association of more than 100 Baptist Churches the majority of which are in Northern Ireland but with a growing number in the Republic of Ireland.

These churches have well over 8,000 active members and represent a Baptist community of about 20,000 people. The Association holds its Annual Assembly in May.

The Churches' Council meets during that week and in November to receive reports and conduct common business. Routine matters are handled by an Executive Committee elected by the churches at the May Churches' Council meeting.

The College shares premises with the Association offices in our purpose built campus in Moira.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MA

MA in Theology

Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Moira

Our MA in Theology course, validated by the University of Chester, is specially designed for in-service completion for those in ministry/mission and secular vocations. The course is constructed to allow students flexibility in personal organisation of their studies. [+]

Our MA in Theology course, validated by the University of Chester, is specially designed for in-service completion for those in ministry/mission and secular vocations. The course is constructed to allow students flexibility in personal organisation of their studies. MA Course Organisation The course, which is constructed to allow students a measure of flexibility in the personal organisation of their studies, is normally offered part-time over a total of three years. During the first two years students complete 100 credits by studying five modules. In September, January and May of each academic year, teaching blocks take place in the College. Students attend lectures/seminars and are involved in tutorials. Assessment tasks are set which must be completed and submitted by the next teaching block. Following the completion of the taught modules, students prepare and submit a dissertation, the title and subject area of which is decided in consultation with the teaching staff. It is possible to exit the course at different stages: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, 3 modules) and Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, 6 modules but with no dissertation). For admission to this course an applicant will have a relevant undergraduate degree and/or professional experience. Overseas applicants also require IELTS 6.5. [-]

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