“My time at Margaret Beaufort gave me a good grounding in all aspects of pastoral theology – and the confidence to share and develop my knowledge.”

Katrina Avery

What can I study?

Students can study full time or part time for short courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees, as well as taught and research degrees at Masters and Doctoral levels. Degree qualifications are awarded either by the University of Cambridge or Anglia Ruskin University.

Almost all our awards are taught in the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF) – a federation of seven houses and three regional courses from different Christian traditions, training people for ordained and lay ministries. These courses are ecumenical in their approach, and integrate theology and pastoral practice. The exceptions are two programmes that are specifically Catholic:

  • The Margaret Beaufort Certificate – the Institute’s own programme, known as Life and Service in the Catholic Tradition
  • The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, taught in conjunction with the Diocese of East Anglia.

All Institute students on CTF courses take Life and Service in the Catholic Tradition as a compulsory part of their programme. This programme also forms the teaching for students on the Margaret Beaufort Certificate, so all the Institute’s students are brought together on this course.

Teaching quality
Students at Margaret Beaufort have access to academic teaching and supervision at the highest levels. This comes from the staff of the Institute itself, and from academics and teachers across the CTF. Students can also attend lectures and seminars in the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge.


Margaret Beaufort Certificate

Undergraduate theology awards

Taught postgraduate theology awards

Postgraduate research degrees

Studying part-time