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About Christian Studies
Masters degrees in Christian Studies explore the theory and practice of Christianity, encompassing its various denominations (Roman Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox, for example). You may also explore the historical, socio-cultural and anthropological dimensions of Christianity, perhaps taking a comparative approach to its study.
Closely related postgraduate specialisms include Christian Theology, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Studies and Ministry Studies. Depending on the programme, you might earn a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Research (MRes) or a Master of Theology (MTh).
A Masters in Christian Studies allows you to examine Christianity from many different angles. Whether your enthusiasm lies in the historical development of Christianity, its philosophical foundations or comparing its countless denominations, one of these programmes could be the perfect match for your research interests.
You’ll develop a range of transferrable skills, including critical analysis, cultural sensitivity and independent research abilities, and these may lead to several career possibilities. The most obvious route is probably work within the Christian Ministry, perhaps as a chaplain or in pastoral care. However, you may also be an ideal candidate to work in a non-governmental organisation (NGO), local and central government, charity and education, as well as carrying on your studies for a PhD.
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Supervision in Theology can be offered in areas such as Biblical studies; Patristics; Church History; History and Interpretation of Christian doctrine; Systematics/Constructive Theology; Modern Theology and Philosophy, Theology and Sexuality; Theology and Theatre/Performance Studies, Political Theology and Black Theology.
This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham has a strong interest in and engagement with contemporary Catholicism, with a .
In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and Islam.
The MTh programme in Christian Theology explores the meaning of Christian teaching. Traditionally, Theology has included the study of the Bible, of Christian history and of Christian thought and these areas are all included in the programme.
Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns and key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, traditions and practices.
This course involves the study of historical and systematic theology from a range of Christian perspectives. Durham has long-established strengths in both Greek and Latin patristics, the medieval Church and Reformation, contemporary Catholic and Anglican theology, theological ethics, and philosophical theology.
You will work under the supervision of specialists whose recent publications have focused on the gospels; Paul; the apocalypse; the apocryphal gospels and early second-century texts and developments; textual criticism; New Testament ethics; Qumran; the historical, religious and literary environment of the New Testament; New Testament Christology.