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Stranmillis University College - Northern Ireland


Stranmillis University College, a College of Queens University Belfast is approved for Christian Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Theology majors.

Stranmillis is a recognized leader in educational research, teaching and learning. Aimed at student teachers, and those involved in community education and youth work, this study abroad program combines an exciting and unique choice of academic modules with quality assured work-based professional practice and the opportunity to undertake community and voluntary service learning experiences.


While students can choose from a broad range of module, Stranmillis has developed a number of bespoke modules which are specifically recommended for international students, including:

  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
  • Northern Ireland Culture and Education
  • Young People, Community, and Culture

Other options include modules in:

  • Religious and Biblical Studies
  • Health, Physical Activity, and Sport
  • Education Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies

Students are also encouraged to take part in a work-based professional internship or a community and volunteer service learning practicum. A wide range of opportunities are available with educational charities, youth agencies, and faith-based organizations.


  • Have at least Sophomore standing at the time of application
  • Major or Minor in Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or Theology
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75


Stranmillis is on the ECTS system, and a class is typically worth 20 credits which equals 5 US credits. Students typically take 15 US credits per semester.


The cost of study at Stranmillis is the same as regular Gordon tuition and fees for a semester. Accepted students may apply all regular scholarships to the cost of the program. These costs cover:

  • tuition
  • room & board**
  • all associated academic fees.

Not covered:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Independent travel
  • Visa (required if participating in a professional work placement)


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying to your program.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the program's application. Please be aware of your program's application deadlines.