Summary of Courses

In common with other Anglican theological colleges we offer the Common Awards in Theology, Ministry and Mission validated by Durham University. These courses are offered alongside our Cambridge University options.

Below is a brief summary of our courses. For more information, look up the relevant course in the tabs below. For youth work training courses, visit our Institute for Children, Youth and Mission pages.

Course title
See tab below
Summary
Certificate of Higher Education (Common Awards) CertHE A one-year introductory course for Christian ministry with a creative mix of theology and application
Diploma of Higher Education (Common Awards) DipHE A two-year vocational Diploma in Christian theology offering a blend of theory and practice
Bachelor of Arts (Common Awards) BA A full three-year vocational degree in Christian theology which offers opportunities for independent study
Graduate Diploma (Common Awards) GradDip A one-year Diploma for theology graduates preparing for ministry offering a range of options
Bachelor of Theology BTh Cambridge University’s vocational degree for Christian
ministry combining theological and practical study
Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Tripos) BA (Tripos) Cambridge University’s traditional theology course that promotes learning through rigorous individual study and small-group supervisions
Master of Arts in in Theology, Ministry and Mission MA A flexible course in theology, ministry and mission delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars
Diploma in Theology for Ministry DTM A course for theology graduates with an outstanding degree who have been recommended as ‘potential theological educators’.
Master of Philosophy MPhil A one-year course in advanced theology which includes the opportunity for independent research
Doctor of Philosophy PhD A unique opportunity for serious independent study and original research at an advanced level
Professional Doctorate DProf A unique opportunity for practice-based research on some aspect of Christian ministry at doctoral level.

See below for more detailed information on each course.

Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees

CertHE

Course TitleCertificate of Higher Education (Common Awards)
Awarded by Durham University (Common Awards)
Length One year full-time
Part-time Available from September 2015
Qualification CertHE
Assessment Essays
Taught by The CertHE offers a rich variety of subjects taught by a wide range of teachers. Many subjects are team-taught by teachers from across the Cambridge Theological Federation, including Ridley Hall, but some draw on the talents of people with expertise from outside the Federation.
Entrance requirements

At least one A Level or equivalent. Many students who do the CertHE, DipHE or the BA (Common Awards) have degrees in other subjects, but they may also be successfully undertaken by students without a degree. When we consider your application we look for evidence of your ability to benefit from and meet the academic demands of the course. In the case of mature candidates, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal academic qualifications.

Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Suitable for

Ordinands

Independent students

Course details

https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/common.awards/2014-05-19_Prog-Spec_Certificate-120.pdf 

Further details about modules offered through the Cambridge Theological Federation are available on request.

Postgraduate courses

MA

Course TitleMaster of Arts in in Theology, Ministry and Mission
Awarded by Durham University
Length One year full-time
Part-time Two years part-time
Qualification MA
Assessment Essays and dissertation
Taught by The MA is taught mainly by staff from the Cambridge Theological Federation, including Ridley Hall. Teachers with expertise from outside the Federation also make a significant contribution.
Entrance requirements

Normally the successful completion of at least two years of theological study.

Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Suitable for

Ordinands

Independent students

Course details https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/common.awards/2015_07_03_MA_prog_specs.pdf

Summary of Courses

In common with other Anglican theological colleges we offer the Common Awards in Theology, Ministry and Mission validated by Durham University. These courses are offered alongside our Cambridge University options.

Below is a brief summary of our courses. For more information, look up the relevant course in the tabs below. For youth work training courses, visit our Institute for Children, Youth and Mission pages.

Course title
See tab below
Summary
Certificate of Higher Education (Common Awards) CertHE A one-year introductory course for Christian ministry with a creative mix of theology and application
Diploma of Higher Education (Common Awards) DipHE A two-year vocational Diploma in Christian theology offering a blend of theory and practice
Bachelor of Arts (Common Awards) BA A full three-year vocational degree in Christian theology which offers opportunities for independent study
Graduate Diploma (Common Awards) GradDip A one-year Diploma for theology graduates preparing for ministry offering a range of options
Bachelor of Theology BTh Cambridge University’s vocational degree for Christian
ministry combining theological and practical study
Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Tripos) BA (Tripos) Cambridge University’s traditional theology course that promotes learning through rigorous individual study and small-group supervisions
Master of Arts in in Theology, Ministry and Mission MA A flexible course in theology, ministry and mission delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars
Diploma in Theology for Ministry DTM A course for theology graduates with an outstanding degree who have been recommended as ‘potential theological educators’.
Master of Philosophy MPhil A one-year course in advanced theology which includes the opportunity for independent research
Doctor of Philosophy PhD A unique opportunity for serious independent study and original research at an advanced level
Professional Doctorate DProf A unique opportunity for practice-based research on some aspect of Christian ministry at doctoral level.

See below for more detailed information on each course.

Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees

CertHE

Course TitleCertificate of Higher Education (Common Awards)
Awarded by Durham University (Common Awards)
Length One year full-time
Part-time Available from September 2015
Qualification CertHE
Assessment Essays
Taught by The CertHE offers a rich variety of subjects taught by a wide range of teachers. Many subjects are team-taught by teachers from across the Cambridge Theological Federation, including Ridley Hall, but some draw on the talents of people with expertise from outside the Federation.
Entrance requirements

At least one A Level or equivalent. Many students who do the CertHE, DipHE or the BA (Common Awards) have degrees in other subjects, but they may also be successfully undertaken by students without a degree. When we consider your application we look for evidence of your ability to benefit from and meet the academic demands of the course. In the case of mature candidates, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal academic qualifications.

Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Suitable for

Ordinands

Independent students

Course details

https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/common.awards/2014-05-19_Prog-Spec_Certificate-120.pdf 

Further details about modules offered through the Cambridge Theological Federation are available on request.

Postgraduate courses

MA

Course TitleMaster of Arts in in Theology, Ministry and Mission
Awarded by Durham University
Length One year full-time
Part-time Two years part-time
Qualification MA
Assessment Essays and dissertation
Taught by The MA is taught mainly by staff from the Cambridge Theological Federation, including Ridley Hall. Teachers with expertise from outside the Federation also make a significant contribution.
Entrance requirements

Normally the successful completion of at least two years of theological study.

Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Suitable for

Ordinands

Independent students

Course details https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/common.awards/2015_07_03_MA_prog_specs.pdf