189 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6DJ
Telephone 020 8653 0850
Email admissions@spurgeons.ac.uk     Web Site www.spurgeons.ac.uk
Spurgeon's College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester and is a collaborative centre of the University of Wales. A member college of the Baptist Union, a member of the Evangelical Alliance and a member of the Micah Network.  Registered Charity number 1096721 and a Company Limited by Guarantee number 4418151 registered in England.

Postgraduate pre-application form

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Course Choice

Please let us know which course you would like to apply for. *
In order to complete the application form you need to send scanned copies of your passport/ID together with your highest level of academic qualifications.
The documents can either be upload at the end of this form or emailed separately within a week to  admissions@spurgeons.ac.uk. 


Personal Details


Permanent Address

English Language

If you are a non-UK citizen and/or English is not your first language we may require you to take an IELTS (academic). 

The score required for the postgraduate courses is an average of 7; the score for reading and writing bands must be 7.

For more information about an IELTS and to book a test see https://www.ielts.org/

Disability/Special needs

We welcome students with disabilities and will try to meet the needs wherever possible. The more information provided enables the College to make the relevant assessments.
Do you have any disabilities? *
Disability/special needs
To help the College in its preparations, please provide further details in the box below regarding additional facilities or support you may require as a result of your disability or special needs. This might include adapted accommodation, extra equipment, readers or interpreters or extra time to complete your course. If you do not know what facilities or support you will require please contact the Disability Officer, Dotha Blackwood (d.blackwood@spurgeons.ac.uk). All information will be held in confidence and shared on a need to know basis.


Please list all your previous educational institutions and state the highest level of qualification at the commencement of your course.


Type of work

Personal Statement

The personal statement supports your application and gives you the opportunity to articulate why you are applying for this course and to describe your ambitions, skills and experience. Your one page personal statement must be written in English. Please upload it togeteher with a copy of your ID and certificates at the bottom of this application form.

If you are unsure how to write one, just follow these five questions:

  1. Motivation for the course
  • What prompted you to make an application? 
  1. Preparation for the course
  • Have you done any preparation for the course? Maybe you read a lot of books or attended workshops or seminars?
  1. Experience outside of studies
  • What practical experiences do you have? Have you done a placement or internship that is related to your area of study?
  1. Preparedness for transition
  • Have you thought through what studying this course will mean for your daily life and how it will impact you? 
  1. Strengths around learning styles/assessment methods and how they link to the course.
  • What is your preferred learning style and how will this help you in your studies?


Spurgeon's College requires two references in support of your application. Please complete the details below so we can approach your referees. 
We are unable to accept references from family members or spouses/ex-spouses. Your referee should have know you for a minimum of two years or be able to provide you with an academic reference.

Supporting Paperwork

Please send the following with your application: 
1. Scanned copy of your passport/Form of ID and visas 
2. Scanned copy of your academic qualifications
3. A one page personal statement about why you wish to study the course of your choice.
You can either upload those documents now or email separately within the week.

Spurgeon's College privacy notice for ‘Prospective Students, Applicants, and offer Holders’ explains how we collect, use and maintain your personal data.  All our rules and regulations can be found HERE.

Please sign  your name below indicating that you have read and understood this statement: