Postgraduate theological study

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Postgraduate Study

For those who are looking to deepen their understanding and practice of ministry and mission, Ridley Hall offers part-time postgraduate theology courses with the flexibility to combine weekly classes or intensive teaching weeks.

Which courses are available?

Which courses are available?

There are two courses available on the postgraduate stream of Ridley's Flexible Study programme:

Postgraduate study in theology normally requires at least two years' prior theological study. Follow the course links for further details including specific admissions requirements for particular courses.

When and where will you study?

When and where will you study?

There are three ways you can take modules:

  1. Weekly half-day sessions over eight weeks in Cambridge
    In the Michaelmas (autumn) and Lent (spring) terms, MA teaching takes place over eight weeks in the Cambridge Theological Federation, of which Ridley is a member. The modules are usually taught on one morning or afternoon a week through the term, known as 'Cambridge Centre' teaching.
  2. One-week intensives in Cambridge
    One or two MA modules are taught over an intensive five days (20 credits), known as 'Block Week' teaching. See our Term Dates page for upcoming block week dates.
  3. Supervised modules
    It is possible to take an Independent Learning module in an area not covered by other teaching. This will involve mainly independent study and supervision by an experienced lecturer in that area.
Choosing from the delivery modes

Choosing from the delivery modes

It is possible to mix and match these different modes of delivery, 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.

The Block Week and Cambridge Centre teaching modes allow face-to-face interaction with lecturers and other students. They also 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.

Further information

To talk to us before you apply, please don't hesitate to contact us.