Bachelor of Theology for Ministry (BTh)

The Bachelor of Theology for Ministry is a two year vocational degree offered on a full-time basis of study. Students apply for admission to the BTh through, and become a member of, one of the Federation’s Houses, and are also matriculated through a University of Cambridge college. The course is divided into the First Examination and Second Examination years.
The regulations require that candidates must complete a pastoral portfolio to the satisfaction of the examiners in order to proceed to the degree.
In addition to examined subjects, candidates who are ordinands are also required by their Houses to attend Life and Service, Short Intensive Courses, a five-term Parish Attachment, an eight week Parish Placement, and a Social Context Placement. The requirement of constant, intentional integration of pastoral activity, self-awareness and academic study makes it an intense experience and a good preparation for public ministry.

Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are admitted for the BTh. Entry to the First Examination year is possible for those candidates who have satisfactorily completed study equivalent to 120 credits at Level 4 (Certificate Level) or who have a good first degree (at least a good 2:1). Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 7.0.

Course Fees (2019/20)

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BTh Course Fee
£10,368 per year
(plus Cambridge College Fee)
Cambridge College Fee
£7,200 to £9,750 per year,
depending on the College
BTh Course Fee
£20,157 per year
(plus Cambridge College Fee)
Cambridge College Fee
£7,200 to £9,750 per year,
depending on the College

The College fee covers the cost to your College of providing a range of educational, domestic and pastoral services and support.

Accommodation and Living Expenses (2019/20)

The fee for lodging in Luther Hall is £95 per week for an en suite, shared room and £150 per week for an en suite, single room. Luther Hall provides self-catering accommodation. Students purchase their own food; as a general guide they should allow £50 per week for food and other personal expenses. The Cambridge academic year consists of three 8 week terms with two 4 week breaks (24 weeks in total). In addition, students need to budget for visa fees and travel to/from Cambridge.

Admission and Scholarships

BTh students accepted by Westfield House must ordinarily be endorsed by the head or bishop of their home church body. Some students may be eligible to apply to the Friends of Westfield House, a US based 501(c)3 organisation, for scholarships. The Friends of Westfield House is not able to fund every student but will consider each application on the basis of financial need and potential benefit for the student’s home church body.

For further information, or if you would like to arrange a visit and be considered for admission in September 2019, please contact the Admissions Office: admissions@westfield.cam.ac.uk

Links

University of Cambridge: Courses for Ministry

Cambridge Theological Federation: Bachelor of Theology for Ministry