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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Postgraduate courses

Cranmer Hall offers five postgraduate programmes:

  • MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission
  • MA in Consultancy for Mission and Ministry
  • MA in Digital Theology
  • Doctor of Theology and Ministry
  • PhD in Theology (through the Department of Theology and Religion)

The MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is validated by the University of Durham and jointly delivered by Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre. The course began in 2001 and we have between 80 and 100 students enrolled at any one time. The MA programme is in a process of continuous expansion and development.

The programme aims to develop graduates equipped to play a leading role in the development of Christian mission and ministry in the United Kingdom and throughout the world as practitioners, educators and enablers of the whole people of God.

The MA can be taken in one year full-time or part-time over two or three years. For a 3 year student this means that the MA can be taken either by travelling to Durham for up to 20 ‘teaching Thursdays’ or by approximately 10 days residence per year.

Modules can be taken from those offered by Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre  and also one module from the MA in Theological Research offered by the University of Durham Department of Theology and Religion or from the School of Applied Social Sciences.

The normal entrance requirement for the MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a first- or good second-class honours degree in Theology, Religious Studies or a related subject. Graduates in other disciplines who have studied theology to at least Certificate level may also be admitted to the programme. All candidates should have recent or current experience of the practice of Christian ministry.

Further details can be found in the MATM Handbooks:

This is a part time programme leading to a Postgraduate or Masters Degree. The course allows you to develop your practice in context with support from experienced consultants. Over the two years there will be six residentials in Durham at which core teaching is delivered and you will work with fellow students on case studies to develop your consultancy skills.

Modules include: Consultancy Practice and Theory, How Mission can shape the Church, Developing a Consultancy Model, The Organisational Context of Mission and Ministry, Theological and Practical Reflection on Mission and Ministry. For more information, please see the course handbook:




Click the image below to download the Consultancy for Mission and Ministry Programme (PDF).

We are pleased to offer an MA in Digital Theology, the first degree of its kind across the world. The course is delivered by the CODEC Digital Research Centre, based at St John’s College, Durham, in close partnership with Cranmer Hall. It offers a new and unique opportunity for theological reflection on digital culture and its impact on contemporary religious practice – especially within the context of Christianity.

For an outline of the course click here.

For more information, course prospectus and information on fees and entry requirements, contact: cranmer.admin@durham.ac.uk

The Doctor of Theology and Ministry is a programme of Durham University run in collaboration between the Department of Theology and Religion and the training colleges: Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre. It is a six year part-time or 3 year full time programme based on a practical theology approach to issues in ministry.

Applicants are normally expected to have an MA in theology or religious studies and current or recent experience of ministry. At present there are about 30 people in the programme, which works through a combination of taught modules, an annual summer school and supervised research.

Further details can be found in the DThM Handbook, available on the Department of Theology and Religion website.

Please contact :
For MATM & DThM  – Dr Jocelyn Bryan, 0191 334 3853, j.m.bryan@durham.ac.uk
For DThM only – The Postgraduate Admissions Secretary, 0191 3343929 theo.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk

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