Postgraduate Programmes

Sarum College offers postgraduate programmes validated by the University of Winchester that accepts students for September and January intakes each year. Our programmes are: 

Postgraduate study in Christian Spirituality 

Postgraduate study in Theology, Imagination and Culture

At Sarum, we excel at giving our students personalised support and our programmes have been commended for their high quality, rigour, breadth, flexibility, and creativity.  We work hard to create a learning environment where students collaborate and support one another in small groups.  One of the ways we do this is by running teaching weeks for modules over a few residential intensives during the year. The course structure is designed in such a way that modules combine classroom and home-based study so that students benefit from personal contact with tutors and lecturers, with minimal disruption to domestic, ministerial, or professional responsibilities.

“The MA process was hugely stimulating for me, but it was the people and environment that made the student experience so uniquely beneficial. I sing the praises of Sarum everywhere I go; I am so proud to have spent three years studying there.”

Ian Yemm, MA graduate

The normal requirement for postgraduate studies is a good first degree in a related subject. However students over the age of 21 with other relevant experience and/or training may be admitted subject to interview.

Sarum College MA students are eligible to purchase an NUS card, now called TOTUM which offers student discounts in the UK and internationally.

For all postgraduate enquiries please email

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Auditing MA Modules

All postgraduate course modules are open to everyone, so you may enrol on any module as an “auditor” without registering for an accredited programme such as the full MA. An auditor participates in a module in exactly the same way as students earning a degree, but does not prepare an essay at the end of it.

For more information and Q&As, see our auditing modules page.

Research Degrees

Sarum collaborates with our validating partner, the University of Winchester, to supervise research degrees.

Have a conversation with us…

If you’re considering one of our postgraduate programmes, why not look at one of our taster videos?

Revd. Canon James Woodward Introduces Sarum College

Dr. Karen O’Donnell Introduces Contemporary Spirituality

Visit Dr Eleanor McLaughlin’s profile page

Contact Chris Whimpenny, our MA administrator, or one of our programme leaders, Dr Eleanor McLaughlin  for Theology, Imagination and Culture, or Dr Karen O’Donnell for Contemporary Christian Spirituality, to arrange a chat and help decide if you’d like to study with us at Sarum College

Programme Information Sheets