Gain an in-depth understanding of pastoral theology as it relates to the goals of chaplaincy and care. This Masters degree is taught by Cambridge Theological Federation and accredited by ARU.
Throughout the course you'll be supported to:
Our course is offered with a full-time workload (one year) or part-time (two years), and you'll study with Cambridge Theological Federation.
Apply by 31 August for a September start.
Please note that to apply for this course, you must be a member of one of the Federation’s member institutions.
Visit Cambridge Theological Federation's website for details of assessment and modules.
This course includes a mix of compulsory and optional modules.
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The normal entry requirement for postgraduate courses at Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF) is a first- or good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. Examples would include Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, or other related subjects.
The CTF will also consider graduates in other disciplines who may also be admitted to the programme on a case-by-case basis. The CTF will also take seriously, on a case-by-case basis, applications from candidates without an appropriate undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant relevant experience, such as in professional or ministerial roles, especially for candidates who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal higher education before.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the House they have applied to. The CTF reserves the right not to admit applicants who do not satisfactorily demonstrate their motivation or ability to fit into the learning community of the chosen Federation House. Applicants can only be admitted if the interview confirms their teachability, and if there is clear indication that they are able to establish and maintain meaningful learning relationships with their tutors and fellow students.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
We also accept the following English language tests as equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each element:
However, students requiring visas to study full time in the UK should note that the government will only accept an IELTS result as evidence of meeting the English language requirement.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.
We offer face-to-face campus teaching (with the exception of Distance Learning courses), supported by our established online learning systems, which provide additional support for individual study and engagement. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information.
In the event that there are restrictions that are put into place due to the pandemic by the government - we will endeavour to retain face to face teaching as much as possible but will respond accordingly to the restrictions placed on the University.
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