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The Cambridge Theological Federation is in its underlying principles committed to encouraging a rich and diverse student body. While many of our students are ordinands, sponsored by parent churches, they are not a homogenous body, but come from a range of social, educational and ethnic backgrounds, bringing together the relatively young with the more mature. Our student profile also includes many students who are not sponsored for ordained or public ministry by a particular church but are drawn to explore Christian faith, philosophy, traditions and vocation through what the Federation has to offer.

All students on taught programmes, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, must be a member of one of the Federation’s Member Institutions (‘Houses’). If you have not already been instructed to contact one of the Houses, a typical first step is to familiarise yourself with the Federation’s Member Institutions’ websites (listed on the right-hand side of the page) and contact the Admissions Tutor/Director of Studies of the House which most interests you.

You will have opportunity to discuss options for your course of study and academic interests further at interview with the Director of Studies/Admissions Tutor, based on your goals, background and interests. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.

Type of Applicant Steps to application Application Deadline
Ordinands

Some ordinands are recommended to a specific course of study by their sponsoring diocese/church, based on an assessment of their academic background as part of the ordination selection process and the length of time allotted for their ordination training. Other ordinands are recommended to one of the Federation’s Member Institutions (‘House’) only and their course of study is decided at the interview stage.

  1. If you have not already been assigned a House by your sponsoring church, contact the House of your choice/denomination to discuss your interest.
  2. Submit the House application (see the relevant House’s website) with all supporting documents to the House Admissions Office/Director of Studies.
  3. You will have opportunity to discuss your course of study and academic interests further at your interview with House Admissions staff.
  4. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application Forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.
Home/EU: 31 May

Overseas: 30 April to allow time for visa processing

Lay Reader Trainees

Some lay reader trainees are recommended to a specific course of study by their sponsoring diocese/church. For others, the specific course of study is decided at the interview stage.

  1. If you have not already been assigned a House by your sponsoring church, contact the House of your choice/denomination to discuss applying.
  2. Submit the House application with all supporting documents to the House Admissions Office/Director of Studies.
  3. You will have opportunity to discuss your course of study and academic interests further at your interview with House Admissions staff.
  4. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application Forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.
Home/EU: 31 May

Overseas: 30 April to allow time for visa processing

Independent Applicants

Independent applicants (i.e. applicants not sponsored by a church or diocese for lay/ordained ministerial training) are most welcome to apply to any of the Federation’s Member Institutions (‘Houses’).

  1. Familiarise yourself with the Federation’s Member Institutions’ websites (listed on the right-hand side of this page)
  2. Contact the Admissions Tutor/Director of Studies of the House which most interests you.
  3. Submit the House application (see the relevant House’s website) with all supporting documents to the House Admissions Office/Director of Studies.
  4. You will have opportunity to discuss your course of study and academic interests further at your interview with House Admissions staff
  5. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application Forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.
Home/EU: Usually by 31 May**

Overseas applicants: 30 April to allow time for visa processing

**The deadline for independent applicants to the BTh and DTM is 31 March

All postgraduate students will become members of a Federation House. Your House will provide valuable academic support and all the benefits of learning in a community context. For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator.

Type of Applicant Steps to application
Ordinands

Some ordinands are recommended to a specific course of study by their sponsoring diocese/church, based on an assessment of their academic background as part of the ordination selection process and the length of time allotted for their ordination training. Other ordinands are recommended to one of the Federation’s Member Institutions (‘House’) only and their course of study is decided at the interview stage.

  1. If you have not already been assigned a House by your sponsoring church, contact the House of your choice/denomination to discuss your interest.
  2. Submit the House application (see the relevant House’s website) with all supporting documents to the House Admissions Office/Director of Studies.
  3. You will have opportunity to discuss your course of study and academic interests further at your interview with House Admissions staff.
  4. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application Forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.
Independent Applicants

Independent applicants (i.e. applicants not sponsored by a church or diocese for lay/ordained ministerial training) will apply to a House of their choice, depending on their theological background and interests.

  1. Familiarise yourself with the Federation’s Member Institutions’ websites (listed on the right-hand side of this page)
  2. Contact the Admissions Tutor/Director of Studies of the House which most interests you or the Postgraduate Administrator.
  3. Submit the House application (see the relevant House’s website) with all supporting documents to the House Admissions Office/Director of Studies.
  4. You will have opportunity to discuss your course of study and academic interests further at your interview with House Admissions staff.
  5. Once you know the programme to which you will be applying, complete the relevant programme application (see the Application Forms section below to download) and submit it with all supporting documentation to the House.
Professional Doctorate (Anglia Ruskin University)
  1. Further information may be obtained from the Course Director: Dr Zoë Bennett, zb200@cam.ac.uk 01223 760080.
  2. You will need to apply online via Anglia Ruskin University.
MPhil/PhD (Anglia Ruskin University)
  1. Further information may be obtained from the Course Director: Dr Zoë Bennett, zb200@cam.ac.uk 01223 760080.
  2. You will need to apply online via Anglia Ruskin University.
University of Durham Common Awards Application (Undergraduate)

Complete the relevant forms above if you are applying as an undergraduate on any of the following courses of study within the Federation:

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission (CertHE)
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission (DipHE)
  • BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission (GradDip)


University of Durham Common Awards Application (Postgraduate)

Complete the relevant forms above if you are applying as a postgraduate on any of the following courses of study within the Federation:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission (PGCert)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission (PGDip)
  • MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission


University of Cambridge Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh) and Diploma in Theology for Ministry (DTM) Applications


Anglia Ruskin Professional Doctorate/MPhil/PhD Application

  • Complete this form if you are applying to the Professional Doctorate, MPhil or PhD programmes at Anglia Ruskin.