Courses for Ministry

Oxford has been a place of training for the Christian ministry since the origins of the University. Today, the Faculty of Theology and Religion continues this long tradition by offering a range of degrees in partnership with the 9 Colleges and Halls in Oxford which currently offer training for ordination and wider ministry in one of the denominations of the Christian Church. Unless specifically indicated, all enquiries and applications for the following degrees should be made directly to one of these Colleges or Halls.

Oxford Colleges and Permanent Private Halls which offer courses for ministry:

Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St. Benet's Hall (affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church)

St Stephen's House, Ripon College Cuddesdon, and Wycliffe Hall (Church of England)

Regent's Park College (Baptist Church)

Mansfield College (United Reformed Church)

Harris Manchester College (Unitarian Church)

Courses offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religion:

Master of Theology in Applied Theology (MTh)

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology (PGDip)


From October 2014, applications for, or enquiries relating to, the following vocational courses should be made to the Department for Continuing Education.  Website: Email:

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)
Certificate in Theology (CTh)
Certificate for Theology Graduates (CTG)
Diploma in Theological and Pastoral Studies (DTPS)
Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies (CTPS)



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Address: Faculty of Theology and Religion, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG.

For general enquiries, contact the General Administrator.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270790

For enquiries about graduate admissions contact the Graduate Studies Administrator.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270714

For enquiries about undergraduate admissions, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 288000

For enquiries about outreach and access, contact the Schools Liaison Officer.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 282353