The Divinity Faculty at Cambridge has a distinguished international reputation for research, teaching and for the formation of graduate students in Theology and Religious Studies. Consistently rated as one of the top research units in the country in our subjects, it offers postgraduate training at an acknowledge world-class standard.
The teaching officers of the Faculty include leading experts in a wide range of fields:
Each major research area is centred on a senior seminar meeting fornightly during term. In practice these seminars are often interdisciplinary in character (such as the D Society in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and the Hebrew, Jewish and Early Christian Studies Seminar); and a variety of other informal graduate seminars and reading groups also helps to expand the repertoire of exchange. A number of named lectureships (the Stantons, the Hulseans etc.) regulary bring international figures from outside Cambridge to contribute to the research culture.
First-year PhD students are not registered for any degree and must undergo an examination at the end of their first year. If they successfully pass this then they will be registered for the PhD degree. Candidates submit a dissertation of not more than 80,000 words. The dissertation title must be approved by the Degree Committee. There is an oral examination on the dissertation and the general field of knowledge in which the dissertation falls.
Candidates submit a dissertation of not more than 80,000 words. The dissertation title must be approved by the Degree Committee. There is an oral examination on the dissertation and the general field of knowledge in which the dissertation falls.
Supervisions are given on the dissertation.
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Twelve hours per year full-time (reduced pro rata for part-time).
Feedback will be given by the supervisor in the course of supervisions and in termly CGSRS reports. In addition, there will be a report from the assessors following the first-year examination.
Dissertation of not more than 80,000 words with a compulsory viva.
A first-year examination for which students must submit the following:
Students will have a meeting with two assessors to discuss the submitted work.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.