The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (MBIT) is an academic Roman Catholic institution which is committed to offering transformative experiences for all its students.

While our primary mission is to educate and theologically empower women in Church, we are also committed to serving society at large and to provide the opportunity to study on what promotes the common good locally, nationally, and globally.

We provide a space for theological reflection and spiritual formation for anyone who wishes to study at our Institute.

We are a member of the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF).

In 2018/19 we celebrate our Silver Jubilee. To find out more, please download our Jubilee Newsletter.

Our latest Institute newsletter can be downloaded: Christmas Newsletter 2018

News and Upcoming Events

We are recruiting for a Director of Studies to start on 1 September 2019 or soon after. The closing date is 30 April 2019 and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on 27 or 28 May 2019. More details about the post and on how to apply can be downloaded here: Job description

We are looking for a scholar to take up our Cardinal Hume Scholarship. It is open to women and men who are: experienced researchers or teachers; working on a specific research project at advanced level; in sympathy with the vision of the Institute. Application details are available here: Cardinal Hume Further Particulars. The closing date is 5 April 2019 (noon).

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, recruiting now for modules in 2019


Christian mysticism Thursday afternoon course, 25 April – 16 May. The course will introduce students to key themes and figures within Western Christian Mysticism. It will explore the rich mystical heritage that we find within this tradition, examining important figures such as Origen, Augustine, Dionysius, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich and the Cloud-Author. To apply please contact Ela Wolbek, ew263@cam.ac.uk.

We are holding a Theology, Creativity and the Arts Postgraduate Study Day on 31 July 2019. There is a Call for Papers, details are available here. The deadline is 13 May. The day will feature a public keynote by Professor Jeremy Begbie.