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Postgraduate Admissions

The Certificate is for candidates who wish to undertake research in theology and religious studies but do not have the research experience to be admitted directly to the PhD programme. The Certificate can under some circumstances be counted towards the requirements for the PhD degree if the student is allowed to continue to the PhD.

Candidates submit a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words on a subject approved by the degree committee.  There is an oral examination on the dissertation and the general field of knowledge in which the dissertation falls.

Learning Outcomes

Students submit a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words on a subject approved by the Degree Committee. There is an oral examination on the dissertation and the general field of knowledge in which the dissertation falls.


Continuing

Must achieve at least 67 per cent for the dissertation.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

1 year and 9 months part-time

Certificate of Postgraduate Study

Faculty of Divinity

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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