Postgraduate programme

Postgraduate Diploma Theology

Approved for Ordinands
Programme information
1 Years full time
2 Years part time
120 Total credits
Level 7 Level of award (Postgraduate)
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Our postgraduate programmes offer a broad range of option modules, especially in the areas of doctrine, church history and practical ministry, along with modules which are designed to integrate theological disciplines.

The PGDip makes our training for gospel ministry available more widely at a postgraduate level. What distinguishes the PGDip from the MA and MTheol (year 4) is that it does not require a research component, although you can do a short research project if you choose.

PGDip students take 120 credits worth of modules at Level 7: a compulsory module on hermeneutics and epistemology, which is common to all of our postgraduate programmes, worth 30 credits, plus 90 credits of option modules, at least 30 of which must be a taught Specialist Master's-Level module. The programme is designed for many people who want to study and prepare for ministry at a postgraduate level, but for whom independent research is not the right fit.

The programme can be taken over one year full time or two years part time.

Ordinands who are already Theology graduates would normally study the PGDip part time over 22 months alongside additional modules that make their overall programme full time. Alongside their Level 7 modules, ordinands will complete a suite of placements and will also study a selection of modules at Levels 4 and 5 to provide specific Anglican training (as approved by the Church of England).

As happens every few years, we are currently developing a new suite of programmes and modules which will be validated in 2024 but won't start until September 2025. Oak Hill will of course retain the ethos and focus that have guided us for many years. If you would like more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Why Oak Hill?

Part time study options

The PGDip can be taken on a full time or part time basis to suit your individual needs. It can be taken part time over two years. For many students, this allows them to remain more rooted in their existing churches, communities, or jobs, alongside training at Oak Hill.

Why part time study?

2023/24 tuition fees

Tuition Fees per year:

£10,350 (Full time)
£4,980 (Part time)

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

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