The Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies investigates the interdisciplinary richness of Anglican traditions, their roots, breadth, and contemporary conversations – across the Anglican Communion, and with ecumenical and inter-faith partners.
Drawing on the historic role of Anglican life in Durham’s cathedral and university, and the legacy of Durham’s scholar-bishops, embodied in the life and work of Michael Ramsey, the Centre represents a concentration of scholars, practitioners, and initiatives dedicated to the highest levels of academic achievement, multidisciplinary engagement, and ecclesially-linked research.
Theology and spirituality, history, literature, music, liturgical studies, the study of religion, faith and globalisation, philosophy, ethics, and praxis all share in the work of the Centre through the MA in Anglican Studies, the Research Seminar, and various research projects and conferences such as The Network for Ecclesiology and Ethnography. There are also unrivalled opportunities at Durham to pursue a Ph.D. or D.Th.M. with a focus in Anglican topics, working with the Centre’s scholars in many fields.
MA in Anglican Studies
The Anglican Studies focus within Durham’s MA in Christian Theology is a taught degree with options in Anglican theology and spirituality, history, ethics, liturgy, literature, philosophy, and the anthropological study of religion; the significant research component prepares students for doctoral work, whether in the vibrant multidisciplinary field of Anglicanism or in many other areas.