Who we are
As a lay Catholic Institute in the heart of Cambridge and part of the Cambridge Theological Federation, we resource lay people theologically both within and outside of the Catholic tradition. We provide specialist theological education and open learning opportunities for both individuals and groups.
We offer courses, study days, workshops, seminars and conferences that promote the study of theology, ethics, philosophy, pastoral practice, spirituality and theological reflection in dynamic ways that seek to meet and address twenty-first century global needs. In line with our foundational principles, we continue to promote the resourcing of women through a community life that is open to all. Through our teaching and learning we facilitate exchange with art, culture and social justice initiatives. We resource schools, parishes, hospitals, prisons and other institutions with expertise, training and pastoral support. Our theology engages with different professional and community-based (service) needs and perspectives. This is enriched and enabled by an interdisciplinary approach that is at the heart of our educational work. Many of our students gain qualifications from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University (DTM, BA, MA, MPhil, Prof Doc, PhD).
We hope that our programme will whet your appetite for studying with us – both in terms of your personal interests and your professional, pastoral or voluntary service needs. All our courses will have online facility – providing access to students from all over the world.
Anna Abram and Sue Price
The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology Academic Team:
Dr Anna Abram, Co Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sue Price, Co Principal and Pastoral Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
Dr Dominic White OP, Acting Director of Research, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sean Ryan,Director of Studies, email@example.com
Studying With Us
There is something for everyone.
Our courses range from short study days and entry level certificates, that require no prior knowledge, to undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. We offer a range of degrees:
We offer students the opportunity to study in a small community environment in the heart of Cambridge.
As part of the Cambridge Theological Federation, students have access to world class libraries.
The Cambridge Theological Federation creates a unique ecumenical student body that engenders respect for different perspectives.
On many of our courses, students have an opportunity to study alongside students from a wide range of Christian denominations, as well as those from other faith traditions or none.
University of Cambridge Undergraduate Courses
The Diploma in Theology for Ministry (DTM)
Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are admitted to the DTM. The course is aimed primarily at individuals who want to explore their Christian vocation or service.
Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh)
The BTh is a two-year accelerated undergraduate degree in theology. It is studied on a full-time basis only.
Anglia Ruskin University Masters Courses
MA in Contemporary Faith and Belief
If you have an enquiring and philosophical mind this MA will enable you to join a timely debate about the role of faith and belief in the contemporary world.
MA in Contemporary Ethics
If you are interested in what makes society good and individuals function well, this is a course for you.
MA in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy
The MA in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy will give you an in-depth understanding of Pastoral Theology as it relates to the goals of chaplaincy and pastoral care.
MA in Christian Spirituality East and West
With our MA in Christian Spirituality East and West, you will join a lively debate on the meaning and the role of spirituality in the context of the Christian traditions as well as in today’s multi-cultural and multi-religious environments.
Postgraduate Short Courses
These modules form part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. These courses are also open to others for credit or pure enjoyment/enrichment (non-credit) at a reduced fee.
DProf (Validated Anglia Ruskin University)
This programme is aimed at those interested in relating theological, ethical and spiritual insights and methods to their own professional and/or voluntary practice.
MPhil by Thesis and PhD
MPhil by Thesis (Validated Anglia Ruskin University )and PhD (Validated either Anglia Ruskin University or University of Cambridge)
MPhil (Validated University of Cambridge)
Students can study the MPhil in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge
Short Courses, Study Days and Workshops
Short Courses, Study Days and Workshops
Our short courses run throughout the year, no prior knowledge is required and 'Early Bird' registration two months before start date.
Advanced Study Skills for Research Students
We offer supportive study skills seminars for research students, including those outside of the Margaret Beaufort Institute student community.