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About Pastoral Studies
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.
Pastoral care is important to all teaching practice, but being able to learn, evaluate and critically assess best practice 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.
Gain a respected qualification tailored to the professional development of chaplains in this established multi-faith programme. Gain a respected qualification tailored to your professional development in this part-time, multi-faith Master’s programme.
Acquire a respected qualification tailored to the professional and vocational development of military chaplains in this multifaith programme.
The Masters in Christian Education and Leadership is a part-time programme which enables education practitioners to carry out M level study that is clearly linked to developing their professional practice in schools, academies or colleges in order to support their journey as Christian educators and school leaders.
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.