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Welcome to Common Awards (Theology, Ministry and Mission) at Durham

Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) are part of a national network delivering academic programmes in Theology, Ministry and Mission, validated by Durham University.

This dedicated website aims to provide information, guidance and support to TEIs, students and other key stakeholders who operate with the Common Awards framework. The website is structured to follow the student lifecycle so that we can support you through every stage of the process, but please contact the Common Awards Team if you have any questions. 

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A partnership between Durham and the churches
A network of institutions across the country
A focus on high-quality education in theology, ministry and mission
A framework for recognised, university-backed awards

Our history

The Common Awards partnership includes students from many different denominations studying for many different purposes, but the origins of the partnership lie in the Church of England's deliberations about the training of its ordained ministers.

The Church of England's ordination training is provided by a number of institutions around the country – though many of those institutions also train students for other forms of ministry as well. Durham University is the single partner validating the majority of that training offered around the country. Students from all these TEIs emerge with awards from the same provider: hence the title 'Common Awards'.
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Our partner Theological Education Institutions

A list of the Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) validated under the Common Awards Scheme.

Who are our partner TEIs?

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The Common Awards scheme is a three-way partnership between Durham, the TEIs, and the Church of England. Find the right contact information through our Contact Us page.

Common Awards Team

University of Durham
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE

 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 or

+44 (0) 191 33 43138