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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion is no longer accepting new applications.

Teaching

Students attend the lectures and classes given for undergraduate students. Supervisions will be given for the papers and the dissertation.

One to one supervision

Six hours per paper and four hours for the dissertation.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Seminars & classes

Papers are taught by lectures, classes, or a mixture of the two. B papers may offer between 16 and 24 hours of lectures and classes per year. C papers offer between 16 and 24 hours of lectures and classes per year. D papers offer 16 hours of lectures and classes per year.

Language papers within categories A, B, and C are generally taught by classes, for two or three hours per week, over two terms.

Contact hours will vary according to the student's selection of papers, but might typically amount to 60 hours of lectures and classes per year.

Lectures

Papers are taught by lectures, classes, or a mixture of the two. B papers may offer between 16 and 24 hours of lectures and classes per year. C papers offer between 16 and 24 hours of lectures and classes per year. D papers offer 16 hours of lectures and classes per year.

Contact hours will vary according to the student's selection of papers, but might typically amount to 60 hours of lectures and classes per year.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided through the supervisions for the papers and dissertation.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

A dissertation of not more than 10,000 words. The examiners may at their discretion request an oral examination in any aspect of the work submitted by the student.

Essays

Students may choose one of the papers assessed under alternative means. Depending on the paper, such means may be two essays of no more than 5,000 words each.

Written examination

Students must offer two papers assessed by a three-hour written examination, as well as a third paper assessed either by a three-hour examination or by alternative means (see above). In addition, students may offer a fourth supplementary paper assessed by a three-hour examination.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Advanced Diploma

Faculty of Divinity

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
May 31, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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