Fees and Costs

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In planning for your studies you should take into account the cost of your course, made up of academic and additional fees, and living expenses including accommodation and maintenance costs. Further details are given here.

Academic Fees

The tables below give current information on the Academic Fees you will have to pay for your course. Please note that you should check the full cost of your course before it starts, as some programmes have extra charges. For example, if you are applying to a House, you will normally pay an additional fee for House membership. Fee rates also vary depending on whether you study full or part-time, or whether you are a UK/EU or international student. Fees can be discussed in detail at interview.

The majority of ordinands are funded by their church or diocese for their training. Fees will be discussed with you by your Admissions Tutor or Director of Studies during the Admissions process.

If you are not training for ordination, please see the table below or contact the House you wish to join for advice on fees. If you are applying to a Postgraduate programme, or have not chosen a House, please contact the Federation Office.

If you are applying as an International (Overseas) student, please see the tables below for Academic Fees, but be aware that you should also check the full cost of your course before it starts. Please note that as an International Student you will be asked to prove that you can finance yourself for your entire course before being admitted to a programme of study. Your House will contact you requesting this proof shortly after your interview. This information is required by UK Visas & Immigration; proof usually takes the form of bank statements or scholarship letter. Overseas students also require a visa in order to enrol on studies in the UK.

Cambridge Theological Federation Academic Fees 2017/18

    Course Fee (UK/EEU students) Course Fee (International students)
Bachelor of Theology (BTh)*
(Available for full-time study only)
University of Cambridge £9,250 per year (First UG degree)
£9,771 per year (Second UG degree)
£16,608 per year
Diploma of Theology for Ministry (DTM) University of Cambridge £3,000 £3,000
MPhil (Available for full-time study only) University of Cambridge £9,468 per year £20,535 per year
PhD University of Cambridge £7,626 per year £19,989 per year
Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £6,075 £9,150
Diploma of Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £6,075 per year (£12,150 in total) £9,150 per year (£18,300 in total)
BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £6,075 per year (£18,225 in total) £9,150 per year (£27,450 in total)
Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £6,075 £9,150
MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £4,875 £7,350
Postgraduate Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £2,175 £3,300
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £4,275 £6,450
Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology Anglia Ruskin University N/A N/A
MPhil/PhD Anglia Ruskin University To Follow £11,900 per year
    Annual Course Fee (UK/EEU) Annual Course Fee (Overseas students)
Diploma of Theology for Ministry (BTh) University of Cambridge £1,500 for each of two years N/A
PhD University of Cambridge £4,576 £11,994
Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £550 per 10-credit module; £1,100 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £550 per 10-credit module; £1,100 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £550 per 10-credit module; £1,100 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £550 per 10-credit module; £1,100 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £750 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission by distance learning Durham University Common Awards £750 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) £750 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year)
Postgraduate Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £750 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission Durham University Common Awards £750 per 20-credit module (minimum 40 credits per year) N/A
Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology Anglia Ruskin University £2,098 per year £6,500 per year
MPhil/PhD Anglia Ruskin University To follow £6,500 per year

Overseas applicants to the Common Awards pay a non-refundable application fee of £75.

Shorter Courses

In addition to the programmes of study shown above, some Houses offer shorter courses, for example, to Sabbatical students. For fee details for shorter programmes, please contact the relevant House.

Once accepted, students may also apply to audit modules which they are not taking for credit, where places are available and subject to the approval of the module tutor. Please note that there is a fee for auditing modules.

The Federation offers a programme of three day Intensive courses during the year. Please contact us for more information. Fees vary.

Academic and additional fees for students training towards ordination are normally supported by their sponsoring Church. If you have any queries about fees, please discuss these with your Sponsor before the start of your course.

If you are an applicant from the UK taking an undergraduate degree for the first time, you may be eligible to take out a tuition fee loan repayable after you have completed your programme. Further information about undergraduate finance may be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview, and: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance. Helpful information about loans for postgraduate study may be found at: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/content.php?r=21647-Postgraduate-Loans. Please note that if you are a Common Awards student, you should state the Cambridge Theological Federation as your institution, rather than Durham University, and indicate your House as well. Failure to do so could result in a delay in receiving your funding. Further guidance on applying for a Tuition Fee Loan will be available from the Federation Office or from your Director of Studies.

From 2017-18 postgraduate students studying for an MA degree at an ‘alternative provider’ such as the Cambridge Theological Federation will be eligible to take out a tuition fee loan as well as undergraduates.

Some applicants from the EU are also eligible for assistance with funding. For further information visit http://www.direct.gov.uk and http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance

International applicants from outside the UK are not eligible for public funding from the UK Government sources.

A limited number of bursaries and scholarships for home and international students are available through the Houses of the Federation. For further information, please visit the House websites. You may find the following especially helpful:

http://www.margaretbeaufort.cam.ac.uk/students/fees-and-finances/margaret-beaufort-institute-student-bursaries/
http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/?s=bursaries
http://www.westminster.cam.ac.uk/index.php/sabbaticals

For undergraduate degrees offered by the University of Cambridge, a bursary scheme is available to UK/EU applicants. Details are available at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/cambridgebursary/
Details of awards for which International Students are eligible can be found at
http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/international/finance/support.html

Please note that due to high demand for scholarships and bursaries, you should not rely on the possibility of an award as the main source of funding for your course.

Accommodation

Details of accommodation, including provision for students with families where relevant, are available from Houses of the Federation.

Please see the following links and ask your House if you have any queries:

http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/visit/accommodation/
http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/about/life-at-ridley/living-in-cambridge/accommodation
http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/accommodation/
http://www.westminster.cam.ac.uk/rcl/stay-with-us