Advanced Diploma in Theology for Ministry (DTM)

The DTM may be studied over one year on a full-time basis, or over two years on a part-time basis. Students are required to apply for admission to the DTM through, and become a member of, one of the Federation’s Houses; candidates for the DTM do not matriculate within the University.

In addition to examined subjects, candidates who are ordinands are also required by the House to attend Life and Service, Short Intensive Courses, a five-term Parish Attachment, and an eight week Parish Placement.

Some graduates of the DTM decide to take higher degrees in Theology; others go into teaching or other careers. The majority, however, will have done the course with a specific view to working in authorised Christian ministries.

Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are admitted to the DTM. Applicants must hold a first degree at 2:1 level or above. In addition, they are required to be accepted by a member institution of the Cambridge Theological Federation. Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 7.0.

Course Fees (2019/20)

Home/EU studentsInternational students
DTM Course Fee
£3,500 per year
(plus Westfield House Fee)
Westfield House Fee
£2,500 per year
DTM Course Fee
£3,500 per year
(plus Westfield House Fee)
Westfield House Fee
£2,500 per year

Usually the fees are ‘fixed’ for the duration of the course. The Westfield House fee covers the cost 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

DTM students accepted by Westfield House must ordinarily be endorsed by the head or bishop of their home church body. Seminary students interested in the DTM as a study abroad option should contact their study abroad advisor in the first instance. 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: Diploma in Theology for Ministry