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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 Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about 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

Certificate of Postgraduate Study

Faculty of Divinity

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

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

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