Students specialising in children's, youth or sports ministry, study for the BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission, by attending teaching in Cambridge, six times over a year. Each block of teaching is for one week.
The teaching weeks are timetabled in September, October, January, February, April and June. Download the timetable (pdf).
- Teaching Week Timetable
Teaching Week Timetable
Each day starts with worship. Teaching is delivered in 50 minute sessions between 9am and 1pm.
Students attend further lectures on Monday and Tuesday afternoons; have free time on Wednesday afternoon; engage with their specialist stream tutor on Thursday afternoon (or Tuesday afternoon on the shorter weeks); and travel home Friday lunchtime (or Wednesday lunchtime on the shorter weeks).
Evenings are free to study or socialise as you choose, with the exception of Thursday evening on the longer teaching weeks, when we join together for communion at 5:30pm.
- Meals and accommodation
Meals and accommodation
Students are provided with accommodation at Ridley together with a lunchtime and evening meal for the duration of the block teaching weeks.
During the longer teaching weeks in September, January, April and June, students have their own room for the duration of the week. For the two shorter teaching weeks in October and February, students have access to their room for the two evenings they are in Ridley.
Meals are provided from lunch on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure in all teaching weeks.
- Student Support
Students are supported throughout their time at Ridley by a number of people. The support you receive is overseen by the Principal and Ridley Hall Leadership Team.
Additional support is offered by:
- Pastoral Tutor (pastoral and learning needs)
- Lead tutor for each specialism (eg youth ministry)
- Lecturers (module-specific support including assignments)
- Chaplains (spiritual direction and worship)
- Ministerial Practice Tutors (applying learning to ministerial practice in context)
- Academic Team (work with the Cambridge Theological Federation to give support related to admissions, fees, visas, extensions and progression)
- Federation Secretariat (as above, liaising with Durham University and Office for Students)
- Supervisor in the ministerial practice agency (day-to-day oversight)
- Mentor/pastoral support in the ministerial practice agency (personal and spiritual issues)
For more information see our Student Support page.
- Online teaching
For people who may not be able to commit to block week teaching at Ridley, it is also possible to study for the Cert HE, or the first year of the BA (Hons.), online.
Delivered by a flipped classroom method, online study requires students to complete activities in their own time, before meeting as a cohort via zoom on Monday evenings, from 6pm to 7:45pm, during term time.