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The Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh)

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A BTh discussion group All applications for the BTh must be made through one of our member institutions.

This degree of the University of Cambridge was instituted in 1996 with revisions made in 2006 and again in 2013. The programme is studied over two years and candidates must hold a good honours degree as a prerequisite for entry. The majority of papers are taught within the Federation with some options taught alongside Religion and Theology Tripos students in the Faculty of Divinity. Although students are members of a University College, supervisions are undertaken by staff within their Federation member institution.

Assessment for papers for the BTh degree is by either examination, 3,000 word essay or a combination of these. The First and Second Examinations are taken at the end of each of the two years and require the equivalent of 4 Full Papers to be offered by candidates, and regulations ensure studies in all 4 groups of subjects. Candidates may offer one dissertation in place of any paper for the Second Examination.

In addition, over the two years candidates have to satisfy the examiners in Pastoral Studies by submitting a Pastoral Ministry essay in the first year and a portfolio containing work from Church and Social Placements in the second year.

This award can only be taken on a full-time basis.