MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Our postgraduate programme is designed to enable extensive exploration of selected theological disciplines in order to relate them well to contemporary ministry and mission. The award is validated by Durham University. Students can opt to specialise in mission and leadership, biblical theology or liturgy and ethics.

Postgraduate Awards

The following postgraduate awards are available:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits (3 modules)
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits (6 modules)
  • MA: 180 credits (6 modules plus a dissertation)


Most modules requires two assignments of 2,500 words each, or equivalent. Some modules are assessed by essays, other by a presentation, practical skill or written reflection on Christian practice. Dissertation with allocated supervisor in area of interest.


Students are normally expected to have at an undergraduate qualification in theology (BA, Diploma with distinction or Graduate Diploma), or evidence of substantial prior theological study. 


Core Module:

  • Research and Reflection

Optional Modules:

  • Advanced New Testament
  • Advanced Old Testament
  • Christian Doctrine and Contemporary Culture
  • Advanced Topic in Christian Ethics
  • Advanced Topic in Church History
  • Reflective Practice Placement
  • Reflective Practice: Leadership and Collaboration
  • Reflective Practice: Mission and Evangelism
  • Liturgy, Culture and Context project (in association with the College of the Resurrection)
  • God, Encounter and Interpretation project (in association with with the College of the Resurrection)
  • Independent Learning Project on a topic of choice
  • Dissertation (on agreed topic of choice)