Research Degrees

MPhil in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge University)

This is a taught Masters degree course, nine-months full-time (or two years part-time), enabling students to pursue a subject of their interest across the breadth of disciplines taught in the Divinity Faculty in greater depth or to prepare for doctoral research. Please see website above for details about the course, and admissions requirements.

This is a taught Masters degree course, nine-months full-time (or two years part-time), enabling students to pursue a subject of their interest across the breadth of disciplines taught in the Divinity Faculty in greater depth or to prepare for doctoral research. Please see website above for details about the course, and admissions requirements.


MPhil degree (Anglia Ruskin University)

This is a two-year research degree, supervised by a member of staff from the Cambridge Theological Federation. Please see website above for further details.


PhD degree (Cambridge University)

PhD degree (Anglia Ruskin University)

These research programmes are available for full-time or part-time study at both Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin universities, enabling a theological graduate to pursue a specialist subject of interest to a high level, and contribute to the wisdom of the church and the academy. Please see websites above for details about the courses, and admissions requirements.


Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology (Anglia Ruskin University)

This is a practice-based research degree validated by Anglia Ruskin University and aimed at participants in a variety of professional and/or voluntary contexts. It is particularly designed to be undertaken taken on a part-time basis. Participants will be encouraged to use their professional, voluntary or ministerial practice as the foundation of a structured process of research in practical theology. You will be supported throughout by a regular series of supervisions, seminars and workshops. The Professional Doctorate is assessed by means of a portfolio of work, comprising two taught modules and then major written pieces including a final dissertation, which is assessed partly through an oral examination (viva voce).