Postgraduate Study Taster Days

Is it time to scratch that learning itch? Equip yourself for a new role? The best way to decide whether a postgraduate study programme is right for you is to experience it first-hand. Taster Days are free, relaxed and informative so you have a chance to explore the opportunities our learning community can offer you.

Check out our latest Taster day videos here.

Revd. Canon James Woodward Introduces Sarum College
Dr. Karen O’Donnell Introduces Contemporary Spirituality
Dr. Jon Morgan Introduces Theology, Imagination and Culture

Sarum College runs MA programmes in Christian Spirituality and Theology, Imagination and Culture, with a wide range of modules so you can structure a course of study according to your requirements.

Along with sample teaching sessions, there will be an opportunity to explore with our academic team a course of study to suit your interests, vocational and professional needs.

Our learning offer in liturgy and in leadership is changing this year. Postgraduate modules in Christian Liturgy and Christian Approaches to Leadership are available during the 2020-2021 academic year for those who wish to study these subjects as co-validated modules or without academic credit, as an auditor. Students who are auditing modules participate in the course exactly the same way as MA students but do not prepare an essay at the end of the taught week. More details on auditing courses here.

Given the broad range of optional modules, including a guided reading module, we encourage those with a particular interest in liturgy and/or leadership who wish to pursue accredited study to use the time with our academic team to consider the best way for you to pursue your research interests, either at Sarum or elsewhere.

“A taster day persuaded me to do an MA at Sarum. Best decision and great student experience.”

Ian Yemm, MA graduate

Taster days are held on Saturdays. Forthcoming dates in 2020 are:  6 June and 5 September unless social distancing restrictions prevent an on-site gathering.   

These days are free and open to all. For more information or to book your place, email 01722 424800 or use the contact form below.


The Taster Day schedule (10am to 3pm) is outlined below. Guests are welcome to do as much or as little of the programme as they wish. There is no charge for any aspect of the day.

Taster Day 

10:00–10:30 Refreshments in the Common Room

10:30–10:45  Principal’s Welcome

10:45–11:00  What Sarum offers

11:00–11:45 Introduction to Theology, Imagination and Culture

11:45–12:15  College tour

12:15–13:00  Introduction to Christian Spirituality

13:00–14:00  Lunch (Refectory)

14:00–14:30  Q&A / FAQ panel

14:30–15:00  Informal chats about individual programmes of study

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