Undergraduate Diploma in Theological Studies

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and/or classes on the subject of Theology. The course is available on a full-time basis, taken over a period of three terms, or on a part-time basis taken over a period of six terms.

  • 2. Candidates may be permitted under certain circumstances to suspend status for a maximum of six terms. Any such period shall not count towards the minimum and maximum periods of registration, and no fee liability will be incurred during such periods.

  • 3. Candidates will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Applications for dispensation from this requirement will be considered, in exceptional circumstances only, by the Continuing Education Board. To be dispensed from this requirement, candidates must demonstrate that they have undertaken equivalent study to an equivalent standard.

Part One

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Attendance at classes and other sessions as indicated in the course handbook

    • (b) Written assignments or examination papers as specified, for six papers, to include:

      • i. At least one of A1 or A2 from Part 1 of the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology;

      • ii. At least one of A3 or A4 from the Part 1 schedule;

      • iii. At least one of A5–A10 from the Part 1 schedule;

      • iv. Three other papers from the Part 1 schedule.

Part Two

  • 5. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Attendance at classes and other sessions as indicated in the course handbook

    • (b) Written assignments or examination papers as specified, for a further six papers, to include:

      • i. Paper B1 or B2 of Part 2 of the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology;

      • ii. Paper C1, C2, or C3 from the Part 2 schedule;
      • iii. At least one of papers D1–D7 from Section D of the Part 2 schedule;

      • iv. Three other papers from papers B1, B2, B6 or B7, C1 or C2, or D1–7 of the Part 2 schedule, or A11 or A12 from the Part 1 schedule, unless already offered for the Undergraduate Certificate. Papers B6 or B7 may only be offered if A11 or A12 respectively were offered for the Undergraduate Certificate.

  • The written work under 4(b) and 5(b) will be submitted via the Department for Continuing Education approved online submission system. Videos or other recordings will be submitted in an appropriate electronic format  to the Examiners for the Diploma in Theological Studies, Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 6. Candidates may be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 7. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

  • 8. For any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Undergraduate Diploma in Theological Studies and who has already successfully completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies (and for the diploma examination has incorporated the assignments submitted or examinations taken for the Undergraduate Certificate) the Undergraduate Diploma will subsume his or her Certificate.

  • 9. Any candidate who has successfully completed Part 1 and who does not either proceed to, or successfully complete, Part 2, and who has not previously successfully completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies shall be awarded the Certificate.

  • 10. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written work or the examinations under 4(b) or 5(b) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion, which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]

 

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and/or classes on the subject of Theology. The course is available on a full-time basis, taken over a period of three terms, or on a part-time basis taken over a period of six terms.

  • 2. Candidates will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Applications for dispensation from this requirement will be considered, in exceptional circumstances only, by the Continuing Education Board. To be dispensed from this requirement, candidates must demonstrate that they have undertaken equivalent study to an equivalent standard.

Part One

  • 3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in written assignments or examination papers as specified, for six papers, to include:

      • i. At least one of A1 or A2 from Part 1 of the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology;

      • ii. At least one of A3 or A4 from the Part 1 schedule;

      • iii. At least one of A5–A10 from the Part 1 schedule;

      • iv. Three other papers from the Part 1 schedule.

Part Two

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in written assignments or examination papers as specified, for a further six papers, to include:

      • i. Paper B1 or B2 of Part 2 of the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology;

      • ii. Paper C1, C2, or C3 from the Part 2 schedule;
      • iii. At least one of papers D1–D7 from Section D of the Part 2 schedule;

      • iv. Three other papers from papers B1, B2, B6 or B7, C1 or C2, or D1–7 of the Part 2 schedule, or A11 or A12 from the Part 1 schedule, unless already offered for the Undergraduate Certificate. Papers B6 or B7 may only be offered if A11 or A12 respectively were offered for the Undergraduate Certificate.

  • The written work under 3 and 4 will be submitted via the Department for Continuing Education approved online submission system. Videos or other recordings will be submitted in an appropriate electronic format  to the Examiners for the Diploma in Theological Studies, Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 5. Candidates may be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 6. For any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Undergraduate Diploma in Theological Studies and who has already successfully completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies (and for the diploma examination has incorporated the assignments submitted or examinations taken for the Undergraduate Certificate) the Undergraduate Diploma will subsume their Certificate.

  • 7. Any candidate who has successfully completed Part 1 and who does not either proceed to, or successfully complete, Part 2, and who has not previously successfully completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies shall be awarded the Certificate.

  • 8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written work or the examinations under 3 or 4 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion, which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]