Ordination Training

Wycliffe Hall offers a broad range of programmes and degrees to cater to a wide variety of needs. Wycliffe focuses on training men and women for Anglican ordination. Wycliffe staff have many years of parish experience between them and are passionate about training leaders to develop and transform local churches. In addition to the central role of our own chapel, Wycliffe students have many opportunities to gain practical ministry experience throughout the year.


Educational Pathways for Church of England ordination training


No prior theology degree:

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BA Theology & Religion (University of Oxford)

          + Ministerial Year

Admission normally depends on having a good upper second or above in a previous bachelor's degree.

Prior theology degree

MPhil (University of Oxford)

N.B. Needs Church of England Research Degree Panel approval.

Choosing between the Durham BA and the Oxford BA

To help you make your choice, the following table outlines the differences between choosing the Durham BA and the Oxford BA, both of which can be studied at Wycliffe Hall.

The first two years of study are assessed for the degree.

Ministerial and mission training provided throughout, but particularly in the third year.

Mainly self-directed study preparing essays for weekly tutorials.
Assessed by final exams
Taught in both confessional and academic environments.


All three years of study, including integrated ministry and mission training, are assessed for the degree.
Mainly lectures and seminars, with essays, projects, portfolios etc.
Assessed by exams, essays, projects, portfolios etc.
Taught in a confessional environment.


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