Student life

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"We seek to provide biblical education and training that renews the mind, transforms the heart and equips the hands."



Our desire is that students leave not only with a deeper understanding of the Bible and a firmer theological foundation, but that they leave transformed by God, more deeply in love with him and his church, and better equipped to serve.

What you get can expect in your student experience 

  • How to handle the Bible –the ability to lead Bible studies

  • Overall theological grasp of the Bible and key Christian beliefs
    Practical Pastoral care skills

  • Able to understand the Old Testament and it’s relevance for life and ministry

  • Develop in personal reflection; self-understanding; gifting; working with mentor and in teams

  • Work out their placement in the local church

  • Gospels – understanding the life and teaching of Jesus

  • Communication – how to speak in public; lead groups and preaching

  • Discipleship – Jesus’ teaching – and a strategy for making disciples in the local context

  • Church History – learning from the rich story of God’s work in history; lessons for today; how and where we fit in

  • Skills in how to study; think critically; self-understanding; working with others
    All within a rich community of faith: worship; prayer; diversity


You will be part of IBI’s friendly and supportive community. One of IBI’s many strengths is the close working relationship among IBI staff and students. As a result of the excellent support system offered to all students, no one gets left behind.


You can study in an institute of academic excellence that is regularly commended for its consistently high standards in education.


You will graduate from IBI with a qualification that equips and prepares you for real life and Christian service.


You will have the chance to sit in a classroom with men and women from Christian churches from throughout Ireland and beyond.


You can choose a flexible mode of study most convenient to your personal and professional schedule.

We know that life can be demanding and time is not always in abundance!

Past students -

Where are they now?