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The academic purpose of this programme is to provide further training for theologians, and to provide a foundation for further rigorous academic study in the discipline of theology.

The overall goal is to assist students in their understanding of, and reflection on, the lived experiences of the people in the Anglophone Caribbean in ways that deepen their sense of identity and heighten their sense of the possibilities under God for authentic living and human flourishing in this region. 

 

The objectives of the programme are to promote critical and contextual reflection on the Biblical Texts as the primary source for Caribbean Theology, and with the option of an elective from the M.A. Cultural Studies programme, to facilitate the academic and cultural transition of an inherited Eurocentric form of Christianity to an authentic Caribbean one.

 

The deadline to apply for admissions is June 30th for Semester I and September 30 for Semester II.  

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Great Programme Options

We continue to offer undergraduate and graduate programmes to the sacred priesthood and continually seek ways to serve the church and wider community through ongoing creative efforts in designing courses relevant to our time.

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UWI Affiliation

Codrington Theological College is affiliated with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and educates and forms men and women for a wide variety of professional ministries.

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International Students Guide

Do you live outside of Barbados and would love to study at Codrington College? Students from around the world have become graduates of Codrington College. They can be found in various parts of the Anglican Communion: Europe, Africa, North America, Australia, as well as the West Indies.

Programme Overview

MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Theology

 

Through Codrington College, the Faculty offers the MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Theology. Direction and facilities for research are offered in four principal areas:

 

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Church Studies
  3. Theological Studies
  4. Pastoral and Practical Studies

 

Other specialisations in Education are currently being revised. Interdisciplinary specialisations are also being developed in conjunction with the Department of History and Philosophy and Language, Linguistics and Literature in the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

The School of Education does not bind itself to offer all specialisations simultaneously. For further information (e.g requirements and course descriptions) on any aspect of these programmes, please consult any/all of the following: relevant pages on UWI, Cave Hill website, the forthcoming Graduate Studies Prospectus of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research (Cave Hill Campus), the Department of History pamphlet, and/or Codrington College’s MA (Theology) programme brochure.

 

Length of Course

Full-time: 2 years or 4 semesters

Part-time: approximately 3 years or 6 semesters

Summer school only: approximately 4 years or 8 semesters

Mphil 

Full-time: Candidates will be expected to present their thesis in not less than 4 semesters and not more than 5 calendar years after registration.

Part-time: Candidates will be expected to present their thesis in not less than 6 semesters and not more than 7 calendar years after registration.

PhD

Full-time: Candidates will be expected to present their thesis in not less than 6 semesters and not more than 6 calendar years after registration.

Part-time: Candidates will be expected to present their thesis in not less than 8 semesters and not more than 8 calendar years after registration.

Entry Requirement

The minimum requirement for entry into the MPhil and PhD programmes would normally be an Upper Second class Honours in Theology.

How to Apply

See link: https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies/future-students/application-steps.aspx.    

Once application has been submitted, it will be vetted by UWI/CC for eligibility. The candidates will be contacted to meet with the Dean at Codrington College to discuss his/her topic of research.  Based on the area of concentration a Supervisor will be identified and assigned.

 

Postgraduate

MPHIL AND PHD (THEOLOGY) DEGREE

1. This degree will be awarded to students of Theological Colleges affiliated with The University of the West Indies who, having completed the appropriate course of study prescribed by these Regulations, have satisfied the examiners in the examination.

MPhil and PhD degrees in Theology. Direction and facilities for research are offered in four principal areas:

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES

CHURCH HISTORY & THEOLOGY

CHURCH STUDIES

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

We have graduates from the Caribbean and the International region in a cross section of professionals: Office Administrators, Managers, Lawyers, Doctors, Sunday school Teachers, Sextons, Stay-at-home Mums, Teachers, Principals, Judges, Police Officers, Ordained Ministers and Other professions.  

Department Contact Info

Graduate Studies & Research

The University of the West Indies,
Cave Hill Barbados

Telephone: (246) 417-4910
Fax:(246) 421-2109 Email: gradstudies@cavehill.uwi.edu

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

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Self Development and Spirituality
Alumni

Why Choose Codrington College?

Codrington College is an Anglican Theological College in St. John, Barbados affiliated with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. It is the oldest Anglican Theological College in the Western Hemisphere.

Codrington College has a great wealth of theological history supported by a diverse group of Lecturers, Administrators and Assistants.  Persons interested in increasing their knowledge about Christianity and religion will benefit from the programmes and environment at Codrington which have been designed to inspire, challenge you and transform the way you view God, yourself and the world around you. It gives you a better understanding of who you are in the world and your walk with God.

Set on an old plantation, the atmosphere is one of peace and tranquility and the architecture of the buildings is exceptionally beautiful.  Long walks on the grounds to commune with nature and opportunities to overlook the Atlantic Ocean for contemplation are extremely sacred and highly rejuvenating. A place where everyone is supported and is treated like family, a true home away from home.

Self Development

  • Grow Your Faith, Evolve as a Person

Are you where you want to be? Do you want dedicated time to enhance your spirituality? Codrington College can provide that. You’ll be devoting a portion of your life to studying God’s Word, reflecting on his calling for you and furthering your Christianity. Your classes will include opportunities for self-reflection and a deepened commitment alongside your academic approach.

  • Delve into the Ancient Languages

English-language versions of the Bible can fail to completely capture intention of the Word. You can only truly understand God’s beautiful message of love and redemption by studying the languages in which it was originally written. Attending Codrington College provides you the opportunity to start your journey towards learning the original languages of the Bible. You’ll develop a basic understanding of Greek and Hebrew allowing you to grow and evolve as a teacher.

  • Construct and Shape your network 

By attending Codrington, you are placed in a fellowship of trained, supportive religious friends with a variety of unique gifts and talents. At some point in your religious journey, you may face a crisis or just a period where you are constantly searching for answers. You can turn to your fellow colleagues for academic, spiritual or moral support during these times. You may even find employment opportunities through these dynamic relationships. Many students have given praise and gratitude for having met their counterparts at College as they have led to rich and highly rewarding teachings, experiences and ventures.

  • Develop and Enhance Counselling Skills

An important part of ministering is providing psychological support to your congregation. Seminary training provides Biblical education on caring for the mental needs of your parishioners. You’ll learn to combine evidence-based approaches with the time-honored traditions of the church, leading to an integrated framework for helping others. An academically motivated but religiously inspired seminary curriculum will make you a more successful counselor.

Alumni

We invite you to become one of our prestigious alumni who come from the Caribbean and International regions, and consists of a wide cross section of professionals; Office Administrators, Managers, Lawyers, Doctors, Sunday school Teachers, Sextons, Stay at home Mums, Teachers, Principals, Judges, Police Officers, Ordained Ministers and other UWI Students who pursued other programmes.

The Cost of the Programme

The programme fee is $35,000.00 payable per semester.

Accommodation if applicable    

At this time, accommodation is reserved for Seminarians, who have been selected by their Diocese to attend CC in preparation for Priesthood.

 How to apply:

Visit:  Graduate Studies, UWI

See link: https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies/future-students/application-steps.aspx

    1. MPhil/PhD Theology

Paper application forms should only be used for Special Admission/Exchange or Occasional applications.  See more information here.

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