Cambridge BA and BTh Degrees

Where a student has a strong academic record, and seeks an intensive taught course in the more traditional disciplines of theology, those training for ministry at Westminster can access the BA programme at Cambridge University. This programme is always supplemented by pastoral studies, organised by the college. As with the BTh, there are unseen examinations and requirements around biblical language classes. As an affiliated student with a previous degree, only Parts IIA and IIB of the Tripos are required.

Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion (BA Tripos, Cambridge University)

The papers available can be found here:

Independent students who are actively involved in ministry in their local church, or those preparing for ordination in other denominations within the Reformed Tradition are welcome to apply for the BTh, with the written support of their pastor and/or denomination. This is a two-year vocational degree for those preparing for ministry, including both classroom and practical work, leading to a Cambridge University degree through the Faculty of Divinity.  To gain access to this programme, students need to have at least a high 2.1 in their previous degree (in any subject) and need to be accepted for admission by the BTh Management Committee and by one of the Cambridge Colleges. A biblical language is a standard part of the programme and unseen examinations form a large part of the assessment.

Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh, Cambridge University

The range of papers offered can be found here:


Cambridge Diploma in Theology for Ministry

The Diploma in Theology for Ministry (DTM) is a graduate-entry programme designed primarily for individuals preparing for or already involved in authorized Christian ministry or service. It is a vocational award offered by the University of Cambridge.

Drawing on the BTh programme, this award integrates the rigorous academic study of theology with a focus on pastoral ministry. Candidates do not matriculate within the University and the award may be taken over one year full-time or two years part-time


MA Degrees

These new, modular Master of Arts degrees have been specially created by the Cambridge Theological Federation for Anglia Ruskin University to offer flexible learning options.

Students can enroll for a:

Postgraduate Certificate consisting of two modules

Diploma with four modules

Full MA with four modules and a 15,000-word dissertation

Completing an MA will normally take one year full-time or two to three years part-time.

Students can choose between traditional face-to-face lectures and seminars, or distance learning with online contact.

Click the links below to view each course via the Cambridge Theological Foundation. 

The MA programmes are available through four members of the Cambridge Theological Federation. Prospective students should apply to one of:

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Wesley House

Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Westminster College