Studying Christian Theology
The study of theology is not just for those preparing for professional ministry. It offers the opportunity to explore the ideas, movements and texts that have shaped the world we live in today, as well as offering a broad and critical perspective on the biggest questions of our time. Many use such study to deepen their own understanding of faith, but some study to develop an academic career or simply because it matters!
Through its centuries-long partnership with Cardiff University, CBC offers courses of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in a world-class higher education environment with outstanding academics.
Choose Your Level for Theological Study
If you are a member of a local church wanting to deepen your understanding, or interested in 'dipping your toe' into theological study, the CBC Pathways course is an ideal place to explore. Running on one Saturday per month, each module takes two months (modules can be taken individually) and the whole course two years. It is at the equivalent of A-level standard, but formal prior qualifications are not necessary.
The MTh in Theology is aimed at those who already have a theological qualification and want to go deeper in one or more areas of theology, exploring the latest ideas and most important concepts in a rigorous way. It runs over 1 year full-time, or 2.5 years part-time. It is ideal for those in ministry seeking to develop thinking as well as those considering postgraduate research.
Research in theology is exciting, and could look at the ancient world or tomorrow's world, or anywhere in-between! Subject areas range from Biblical Studies and Interpretation, to Doctrine and Practical Theology. You would be supervised by experts and part of the researcher development programme of Cardiff University. A PhD can take as little as 3 years full-time, or 6 or more years part-time.
Apart from the CBC Pathways programme, fees are set by Cardiff University.
In 2022/23, for UK-based (Home) students, they are:
Undergraduate Fees (Certificate / Diploma / BTh) - £9000 full-time, £4500 part-time.
Postgraduate Fees (MTh) - £8950 full-time, £4475 part-time.
Postgraduate Research (PhD) - £4596 full-time, £2298 part-time.
Please note that fees may be subject to change beyond our control.
Check the latest information on the Cardiff University fees pages.