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:
A 2:1 BA in Theology or an equivalent subject (such as Religious Studies) is required for direct entry.
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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 includes two Saturdays at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire, over two years for students who already have a prior university degree in Christian theology or religious studies. The course 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.

Students on the MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission choose one of two different optional foci, each of which comes with a suite of related modules. Option 1 focuses on systematic theology and Christian doctrine. Option 2 focuses on Biblical Studies, both Old and New Testaments. Depending on which focus is selected, students will write a graduate dissertation, and complete additional modules such as Advanced Topics in Christian Doctrine, Advanced Study of a Key Theological Text, Advanced Study of a Christian Figure, Advanced Biblical Studies, and The Bible and Christian Faith.

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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.

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