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The Centre for Catholic Studies nurtures an inclusive community of scholars, providing student members with first-class academic supervision as well as social and spiritual support.

Available courses are listed below


MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies)

This course is completed in person in Durham, either full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

It focuses on the Catholic theological tradition, within the more general context of Christian theology.
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MA in Catholic Theology by Distance Learning

This course is designed to be completed flexibly. There is an annual 2-3 day Residential in Durham, but otherwise the MA is taught at distance. All modules are asynchronous, allowing students to work through the course in different time zones and at times suiting their work, caring, and other obligations.

This course allows students to go deeply into individual figures, periods, themes, and areas in Catholic Theology.
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Research Degrees

We offer three different 'pure' research degrees - PhDs, MAs by Research, and MLitts.

There are also two research degrees that include a taught element - the Integrated PhD in Theology and Religion and the Doctorate of Theology and Ministry (DThM).
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Bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate study are offered by the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) and other organisations.

Find out about the CCS's bursaries & scholarships