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Advanced Diploma in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Advanced Diploma

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Advanced Diploma is a nine-month postgraduate qualification especially designed for those who already have a degree, but in a subject other than Theology and Religious Studies. Taking this course may be a first step to doing an MPhil or PhD in Theology or Religious Studies in this or another university, but does not count towards such a degree.

Students submit a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words and offer three or four papers selected from Papers A1, B1–B16, C1–C12 and D1–D2 of the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion BA (the Faculty's undergraduate degree). Students shall offer at least one paper from the set consisting of Papers C1–C12 and D1–D2 (third-year papers). The only one may be from Papers A1, B1 or C1 (language papers). No student shall offer more than one paper examined by an alternative form of assessment (ie by essay).

On completion of the Advanced Diploma students should have:

  • made the transition from another discipline, usually in the humanities, and acquired a grounding in the key concepts and methods in the subject;
  • acquired advanced understanding in up to four sub-disciplines of the subject;
  • acquired detailed knowledge of a specific topic, either in a chosen sub-discipline, or of an interdisciplinary character, and of basic principles of scholarly research, through the writing of a dissertation; and
  • had the opportunity to acquire a basic or advanced proficiency in a scriptural language of a major religious tradition and in the interpretation of scriptural texts.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,208overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    185 99%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    3rd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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