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Guided Study Programme (GSP)

What is the GSP?

The Guided Study Programme (GSP) is a flexible, research-based (non-taught) programme offered by the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) that gives an opportunity for individuals to reflect, explore, investigate and produce a significant and meaningful research output, at their own speed and under the guidance of a personal tutor.

Is the GSP for you?

  • Would you benefit from synthesizing your experience and knowledge?
  • Are you seeking to create cutting edge ministry/ mission resources?
  • Do you wish to study others’ experience and knowledge in your area of interest in order to deepen your own understanding and mastery?
  • Are you looking to reflect on a ministry/mission experience?

Added value in doing a GSP with OCMS?

  • Access to Oxford resources and the Bodleian Library
  • Research guide: Access to professional academic guidance and challenge.
  • A sounding board for thinking and research (listener/mentor)
  • A community of scholars and mission practitioners
  • Skills development in research skills, writing coaching and use of social media tools like blogs, editors
  • A Global Network of scholars and practitioners

Eligibility Requirements

  • Master’s in any discipline
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work and ministry experience 

Costs and Fees

Application Fees – £25

Residency Fees – £50 per week

Tuition Fee – £200 per month

Taught Module Fees – variable

Generous Scholarships are available in case of need

Find out More

For more information or for an application form, please do not hesitate to be in touch with us by email at gsp@ocms.ac.uk.

Download the brochure

Download the application form

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