The Graduate Diploma

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The Graduate Diploma

The typical track for those without prior theological study is the Ongoing Discipleship course. However, for those with a good 2.1 degree in another subject the Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission offers a more demanding entry into theology.

It is also a good conversion course for those ultimately looking to study the MA on our Postgraduate Study stream.

When and where will you study?

When will you study?

Students can undertake modules through term-time study (see Term Dates) and/or intensive teaching weeks. The intensive weeks at level 6 are delivered in September and April. Term-time delivery will require weekly attendance for one or two days a term. Students may also undertake 40 credits at level 4 or 5.

All students are required to undertake a module in Theological Reflection.

Choosing from the delivery modes

Choosing from the delivery modes

It is sometimes possible to mix and match the two modes of delivery (see 'When and where will you study' above), and when you make an application enquiry we will be able to offer guidance on what might be best in your particular situation.

Cambridge Centre teaching is suitable for those within an hour or two's drive of Cambridge and for whom the weekly commitment for 8 weeks can fit around their existing schedule.

Block Teaching weeks work well for those who are working full-time but can take occasional weeks off work to study. Places on block teaching weeks are subject to availability.

Both the Block Week and Cambridge Centre options provide an opportunity to enjoy other aspects of Cambridge and access to the excellent libraries in Ridley and the other members of the Cambridge Theological Federation.

What are the benefits of studying with Ridley?

What are the benefits of studying with Ridley?

  • Study modules that are taught from a committed Christian perspective and that seek to relate Christian tradition and practice to ministry and mission today
  • Learn from experienced teachers and practitioners who are passionate about their subject and with extensive experience of communicating in a lively way
  • Learn with students and teachers who come from a wide variety of church backgrounds and traditions
  • Have access to the extensive resources of the Cambridge Theological Federation, both electronic and physical
  • Study in the unique environment of Cambridge with its historical buildings and rich cultural heritage

Further information

For more information on the course, which is validated by Durham University Common Awards, see our GradDip page in the courses section of this website.

To talk to us before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.