I supervise at graduate level, mostly for the Faculty of Divinity, in my major research areas, and am happy to hear from any potential graduate students. However, before contacting me for graduate level research, do make sure that you have had a look at the information provided by the University here.
Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in the Study of Religion
In addition, I also oversee and supervise for the Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in the Study of Religion which is taught at the University's Institute of Continuing Education. This is a part-time, research-based course of supervised independent study that takes place over two years. It includes preliminary assignments of 6,000-8,000 words in total and culminates in a 10,000-12,000 word dissertation. The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma provides a good foundation in research methods for students who wish to continue with their research at a higher level, either through a post-graduate course or on their own initiative. The course is open to all students who can demonstrate appropriate previous academic study in Religious Studies or a related discipline. Applicants should be prepared to travel to Cambridge for supervision. Acceptance depends upon an assessment of your previous academic study and the capacity of the University to provide appropriate supervision in the subject that you wish to research. I do supervise a number of subjects but others within the University may also be able to assist.
For more information about the Advanced Diploma in the Study of Religion, click here. If you are interested in this award, please contact me directly to discuss the area you would like to research before applying.
For the purposes of the UAD I am very happy to supervise in the following areas:
New Testament Studies; early Christianity; the quest for the historical Jesus; Roman religion; magic in history and culture; miracle and medicine in antiquity; sectarianism and apocalypticism; early modern religious radicalism; Islam in early modern Britain; New Religious Movements; Christianity and ethics; religion, violence and peacemaking; religion and anarchism.
Other colleagues may be able to provide supervision in other areas within the study of religion (e.g. Buddhist origins, Jewish mysticism, philosophy of religion, religion and literature etc,) so if your interest is not directly reflected in the above list, do still contact me.