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Training pathways for ordinands


We have five standard ordination training pathways approved by the Church of England's Ministry Development Team (MDT), all taken on a full time basis:

Most ordinands apply for either the DipHE or BA (Hons), depending on how many years' training they are recommended for. Those who already hold a qualification in Theology may be eligible to apply for the MTheol, PGDip or MA:

  • The MTheol is studied full time at Levels 6 and 7, alongside other modules which provide specific Anglican training;
  • The PGDip or MA is studied part time at Level 7, alongside a wider selection of modules to make the overall pathway full time over two years.

Please read the relevant programme descriptions for more information.

Any other training pathway would be considered non-standard and would therefore require the agreement of the sponsoring diocese, MDT and Oak Hill.

Please note that our approved training pathways for ordinands are full time only.

As my discernment journey towards ordination continues, Oak Hill's focus on character formation has grown my love for Christ in wonderful ways. A wide range of superb guest speakers has been instrumental in preparing me to engage well with issues important to the Church of England today."

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