There is a wide range of flexible academic routes available but 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. When you visit, we will take time to listen to your circumstances and discuss the most suitable options with you. 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.
We place a high priority on the formal study of theology and value our close links with both Durham and Oxford universities. Students studying on all of our courses benefit from the high calibre of teaching we deliver. Our extensive theological library contains over 30,000 volumes and is continually updated with academic books and journals.
Training does not just take place in Cuddesdon. Each student is attached to a local church where they will worship and serve on Sundays, and become part of that church community. Additionally, each student also has a mid-week pastoral placement in one of a wide range of organisations such as in a hospital or prison, or with the homeless or migrants. There is also the opportunity for an exchange with one of our partner theological colleges abroad - Virginia Theological College in the USA, the College of the Transfiguration in South Africa, and several others.