Diploma in Theology for Ministry (DTM)

This award of the University of Cambridge can be studied full-time over a year, or part-time over a maximum of two years.


  • Units are collected over the range of theological and pastoral disciplines to attain a total of 10.
  • Courses are taken from the BTh for Ministry list and are chosen by discussion with the Institute’s Director of Studies, according to the prior study, experience and focus of the individual.
  • This is a very flexible programme that can be used in its own right, or as a bridge to a Masters degree in theology for graduates of another discipline who have not studied theology formally.
  • Up to half of the credits can be gained through denominational, independent and placement-based study. This is designed for each student in consultation with the Directors of Studies and Pastoral Studies.
  • Supervised pastoral placements are available and recommended for Institute students.

Modules include:

  • Elementary Hebrew
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek
  • Reading the Christian Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Belief and Practice in the Early Church
  • Intermediate Hebrew
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • The Gospel and Western Culture
  • Church and Sacraments
  • Patterns of Christian Worship
  • Special Study in Theology for Ministry
  • Further Studies in Christian Doctrine, including Theology and Science, and Philosophy of Religion
  • Christian Ethics
  • Political Theology
  • Theologies of Hope
  • Special Study in Ministry
  • Dissertation
  • Pastoral Portfolio