School of Divinity

Graduate Diploma in Theology & Religious Studies

The Graduate Diploma provides a route towards postgraduate study in Theology and Religious Studies for those with a previous degree in another subject.

The programme can also be pursued as an end in itself, for those with a previous non-theology degree who wish to acquire a competence in Theology and Religious Studies.


A university degree is required - normally a 2.1 or equivalent (eg a North American GPA of 3.5+).

Applicants must also demonstrate an ability to study at university level, and be judged capable of making a quick and successful transition to advanced study in Theology and Religious Studies.

Course structure

The specific courses taken in the graduate diploma will be selected in light of the individual student's declared focus (eg the intended focus for postgraduate study).

For more detailed information on the graduate diploma, consult the Programme Specification.


Fees for Home/EU and for overseas students are set by the University. Applicants should search either under the School of Divinity or by Programme Code- UTGRATHERS1F (full-time) or UTGRATHERS1P (part-time).


Initial enquiries can be directed to our office.

Graduate Diploma enquiries

Please help us to assist you in your enquiry by including information on your previous studies and any specific area of interest in Theology and Religious Studies.


Please download the application and referee forms and return them to the indicated address.

Help in filling out the forms can be obtained form the guidance notes.

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Details of courses running in 2014/15