|Entry to this course requires students to fulfil the admission criteria stipulated by Durham University, which is normally an upper second class Honours degree.
Graduates in other subjects and students who have completed a Diploma (HE) in theology successfully may enter the Graduate Diploma programme. For non-theology graduates, students should normally have an upper second class honours degree. However, especially for mature students, prior professional experience will be taken into account as well as educational qualifications.
Students offered admission to the Graduate Diploma will be given a reading list in advance of the first term to help them acquire preparatory familiarity with the subjects they have chosen as their focus. This will enable them to proceed to a more comprehensive, critical and in-depth understanding of the selected subject areas and the key methodologies associated with them.
For modules at Level 6, students will be expected to engage in some independent study of primary and secondary sources, applying their knowledge to new contexts and appreciating the limits and uncertainty of the subject areas studied.
Students for whom English is their second language should have achieved a score of 6.5 (with no component under 6.0) in an IELTS examination, or equivalent. Please note that TOEFL results are not accepted by Durham University.