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Master of Theology (MTh)


Course Description

MTh Master of Theology
The programme is designed to enable students to undertake detailed and advanced study of the central teachings of Christianity through compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation.

By undertaking a greater proportion of research skills than a one year Masters’ programme students are supported in preparing for research degrees.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY
The programme consists of two core modules and three optional modules, a dissertation and an oral examination.

COMPULSORY MODULES
Central Themes in Modern Christian Theology looks at the key themes in Christian theology, especially Trinity, Christology and soteriology. Topics will include the doctrine of creation in our understanding of God, the links between the paschal mystery and the Trinity, the role of experience in theology and classic metaphors of tradition in the Christian tradition.
Research Skills in Theology will enable students to analyse and critically present the main themes in contemporary theological debate and to develop the broad outlines of a research proposal.

OPTIONAL MODULES
Christianity in Dialogue
Foundations of Ethics
Moral Imagination, Art & Spirituality
Augustine & the Christian Tradition
The Bible in the Life of the Church
Critical Aspects of Biblical interpretation (Old Testament)
Critical Aspects of Biblical interpretation (new Testament)
Foundations of Pastoral Theology
Religion: Context & Crisis
Foundations for the Study of Spirituality
History of Christian mysticism to the Reformation

TIME OF CLASSES
Core module classes and the majority of optional module classes are held in the evening.

INTERIM AWARDS
PGCert Theology
PGDip Theology

BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
A range of bursaries and scholarships are available to help eligible students meet the cost of the tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject

Course Fees

£3,600 (full-time, Home & EU fees), £1,850 (part-time Home & EU fees), £8,250 (full-time International fees)


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