Courses

The academic resources, teaching and library at Cuddesdon are brilliant and the links with Oxford a real strength.
Andrew Bennison

As students come from diverse backgrounds we offer a wide range of flexible academic routes. The precise nature of your academic programme will depend on your prior qualifications and experience. Students either enrol with the Durham University Common Awards programme or for University of Oxford degrees.Depending on which course you take, training will be for two or three years based on the university calendar. You will be assigned a personal tutor as a first line of support for both academic and formational issues.

When you visit, we will take time to listen to your circumstances and discuss the most suitable options with you but here is a guide:

Under 30 years Oxford or Durham University BA
Over 30 years Durham University Common Awards undergraduate programme
Have a theology degree Oxford or Durham University graduate degree

Some students will not have done any formal study in higher education, or will need to refresh their study skills. Our teaching takes this into account. Each course is directed by a member of the academic teaching staff who provides guidance and support and our university links mean that we are equipped to offer additional help to those with special educational needs, such as dyslexia. 

Other students will choose to study for a University of Oxford degree and those matriculated on Oxford courses become members of the University with access to its resources. The highest grade for the Oxford BA in Theology and Religion in 2018 and 2019 was achieved by Cuddesdon ordinands.

Whichever course you take, you will be encouraged to integrate your academic study of theology with personal experience, life in community and commitment to the wider church and world. Here we seek to offer a rich and rounded training that will both support you in your formation while at College and prepare you for future ministry in public

Durham University Common Awards

University of Oxford