IOCS Courses

MA in Pastoral Theology

Admission criteria and fees

Aidan Hart during lecture

There are three principal criteria for admission to the MA in Pastoral Theology, which may be evidenced by formal qualifications or by practical experience.


An English language proficiency test is required for candidates whose mother tongue is not English. The normal expectation is a score of 7.0 or better at IELTS or its equivalent.


The cost of the degree will be in the region of £5,500 for UK and EU students and in the region of £9,800 for international students to be paid in advance to the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. It is also possible (by arrangement) to pay in three instalments. These fees are subject to periodic review. The fee includes all tuition, supervision, and the use of libraries. The fee does not include any accommodation or meals.

Student taking notes in a lecture


Applicants are required to complete the standard application form which can be downloaded from our website: or requested from: IOCS, 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1ND, Telephone: 01223 741037, Fax: 01223 741370, E-mail:

The deadline for receiving the applications is 15 July - for the September intake (Semester 1) and 15 December - for the February intake (Semester 2). Upon acceptance into the MA programme, you will be required to fill out a separate form to register you with Anglia Ruskin University.