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Masters degrees in Pastoral Studies explore the role that religion plays in social settings, often focusing on how the Christian Ministry provides religious education. For example, programmes might cover the relationship between the Ministry and schools.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Chaplaincy Studies, Biblical Studies and Theological Studies. As these courses are usually aimed at fostering individuals’ professional development, they are normally offered on a part-time basis.
A Masters in Pastoral Studies equips you with the skills to make a difference in your community, developing your knowledge in areas of morality, spirituality and faith. These courses typically combine theological theory with a practical grounding in ministry practice and the fundamentals of pastoral care, enabling you to develop your reflective capabilities.
Often suitable for ordained and lay individuals alike, Pastoral Studies Masters give you the opportunity to examine the role of pastoral advice in a range of environments, from educational institutions to healthcare and community settings. You’ll also look at the ethical and spiritual implications of your pastoral position.
As these courses are usually taken with professional development in mind, Pastoral Studies postgraduates typically carry on with their work within a ministry or chaplaincy.
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The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to work in the contexts below who seek to enrich their skills in the areas of Faith Development, Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy Coordination. Read more
Pastoral care is important and relevant to all teaching practice, but being able to learn, evaluate and critically assess is a real skill which can enhance your professional practice and lead you to explore newer areas of guidance and support to help your students get the most from their study experience and life. Read more
It is often said that the age in which we live is characterised by a "crisis of meaning". Many people sense the lack of clearly defined frameworks of beliefs and practices which would help to make sense of their work, relationships, and leisure. Read more
Teaching is via four short residential schools per year with online tutorial support throughout. Additionally, you will study and reflect with chaplains from other fields (e.g. Read more
The Master of Ministry (MMin) degree requires a minimum of two years' full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. The aim of the programme is the enhancement of contemporary ministries, and it is designed for ministers, priests, pastors and others involved in a range of ministries. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (PGDipTheol) requires one year of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study and may be taken in Biblical Studies , Christian Thought and History or Pastoral Studies. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin) requires one year of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. The aim of the diploma is to enhance contemporary ministries through the incorporation of current scholarship into the practice of ministry. Read more
Here at London School of Theology, we believe in making research accessible and relevant. The MTh degree is aimed at those who have completed formal theological training and who wish to pursue a specific topic rather than commit to a taught programme. Read more
Aberdeen has trained Christian Ministers since Bishop William Elphinstone founded Kings College in 1495. The medieval campus is centred around the beautiful Kings College Campus and Chapel. Read more
'Theology is simply that part of religion that requires brains.' - G K Chesterton Theology is primarily concerned with how we live out and understand our Christian faith. Read more
This highly regarded postgraduate degree will be of interest to all who hold or are aiming for leadership positions in Catholic schools and colleges. Read more