Resources for Students

SWMTC strongly emphasises provision of support to students. We strive to be a community with a vibrant corporate life. Our feedback often notes that “SWMTC has a strong sense of family. Together, students, staff, families and friends of the course build strong communal bonds.”

As part of the Body of Christ, rooted in the Vine, we affirm our corporate identity in Christ as his disciples and apostles under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Steeped in adventurous faith, missional hope and grounded love, we commit ourselves  to a Community rule of life 

Virtual Learning

SWMTC maintains a virtual learning resource for teaching and learning on Moodle. This provides access to:

  • The Student Academic Handbook, including regulations governing study for credit
  • General advice to students
  • Module-specific material including descriptors, module documents, handouts, presentations, and reading material
  • Audio recordings of the evening classes at Exeter and Truro


SWMTC Library, Exeter

The SWMTC Library is a dedicated lending library of around 9,000 theological books located within our offices at Riverside, Exeter. The Library collaborates with Bishop Phillpotts Library in Truro, and a joint catalogue is published on-line and regularly updated.

Membership is open to anyone on payment of subscription. In the 2022-23 academic year the fee is £20. This grants borrowing rights and a limited postal service. LLMs (Readers) in training in the Exeter Diocese, Ordinands and non-ministerial students registered through SWMTC for credit with Durham Common Awards are members of the Library without further subscription.

Download the Library application form (pdf)

The SWMTC Library is usually accessible during office hours and from 6pm when there is an evening class. On occasion the office is unstaffed or classes are being held in the Library, so you must ring the office on 01392 272544 to check before you visit.

Bishop Phillpotts Library, Truro

The Bishop Phillpotts Library is located in the Old Cathedral School, Truro Cathedral.

Membership is open to anyone on payment of subscription. In 2022-23 the fee is £10 per year, which allows members to borrow up to eight items for eight weeks. SWMTC students are automatically members.

For an application form please contact the librarian.

The library is open on a self-service basis on weekdays from 9.15am to 4pm, providing the room is free to use. You are advised to ring the Cathedral reception on 01872 276782 to check before you visit.