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Doctor of Philosophy or MPhil awarded by Anglia Ruskin University

Course Description

Offered in partnership with the Cambridge Theological Federation and awarded by Anglia Ruskin University, studying on a research degree will involve:

  • A personal pathway of research defined by your own research proposal and supported by a team of supervisors.
  • Being part of a lively international research community of students and staff.
  • Regular research seminars offering opportunities to engage with current leading scholarship and to present and share research across theological and other disciplines.

Benefits of studying with the CTF include:

  • Access to world-class universities
  • Extensive library resources across Cambridge, including one of the UK’s deposit libraries, with a copy of every book published in the UK since 1662
  • A variety of attractive work spaces across Cambridge
  • Discipline-specific and crossdisciplinary research seminars, at the Divinity Faculty of the
    University of Cambridge and in the CTF.
  • A prime academic setting with multiple, open-access lectures by leading academics and global public figures
  • Denominational communities of residence and worship
  • Fast progress to thesis submission (PhD 3 years f/t; MPhil 1 year f/t)

We have expertise in supervising research across all the major areas of theology, Church history, practical and pastoral theology, and biblical studies as well as specialisms within each of our denominations.

Entrance Requirements

To apply for the MPhil you will need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

For the PhD, you will need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you will also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you’ll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test).