Postgraduate Theology, Ministry and Mission

Our postgraduate programme is the perfect next step for graduates, with pathways that will deepen your engagement in Scripture and stretch you academically.

Key Information

Part-time: 2 years
Entry Requirements:
Submission of 2,000+ word degree-level academic paper as part of the application process. A 2:1 degree is normally required for direct entry
Durham University

The Postgraduate Theology, Ministry and Mission programme is validated by Durham University.

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When it comes to theology, the deepest rewards come from serious engagement with the Bible and key Christian figures and texts. This part-time programme is studied over two years and is ideal for Theology or Religious Studies graduates looking to advance in higher research, Anglican ordinands, or practising church leaders seeking deeper engagement with core Christian texts and themes.

The MA programme is currently offered at our London (Monday) and East Midlands (Tuesday) teaching centres, with students accessing weekly teaching and seminars at their local centre teaching day, with two additional teaching days during undergraduate teaching weeks in London for all MA students.

Students on the MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission engage with a particular focus which comes with a suite of related modules. In London students may choose between one option which focuses on systematic theology and Christian doctrine, or an option that focuses on Biblical Studies, both Old and New Testaments. From September 2022 we are offering a third option that focusses on Mission in Contemporary Culture.

Depending on which focus they are engaged with, students will write a graduate dissertation, and complete additional modules such as: Advanced Topics in Christian Doctrine; Advanced Study of a Key Theological Text; Theology in Global Perspectives; Advanced Study of a Christian Figure; Advanced Biblical Studies; God, Beauty and the Imagination: Theology and the Arts; and, Methods in Modern Theology.

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Not only will you grow in knowledge of the Bible, you will also be given tools to help you flourish in your future ministry.
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The final piece of work is a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice. This enables students to identify and study a topic relevant to study and research of theology, ministry and mission in depth. Written assignments comprise the majority of assessment for the MA Theology, Ministry and Mission, and most of these are essays, but they also include other written assessments like reflective journals and book reviews. Students also have some oral presentations.

If you require further information about this programme, or anything related to studying at St Mellitus College please get in touch.