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MA Christian Ministry

Course Description

The MA in Christian Ministry has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches. A diverse and exciting range of modules will enhance your theological, liturgical, spiritual and pastoral skills. Your study will consistently ask what is the local and practical importance of key questions and issues. At the end of the course, in the dissertation, you will reflect theologically in depth on your own specific ministerial context.

Visit the website: http://www.chi.ac.uk/ma-christian-ministry

Course detail

The course is suitable for clergy and laity. There is an increasing diversity in Christian ministry and that provision is only likely to become more varied in the future. Teaching is ecumenical and would be appropriate for those ministers seeking to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of relevant theological areas.

Format and assessment

You will study a series of modules aimed to develop your theological skills and understanding and help you apply this new knowledge to your local ministerial context.

The MA is studied part-time by following a two year taught module programme followed by a one year dissertation module. The taught modules are delivered at residential schools in August, January and May.

At the beginning of the course you will explore critically the methodological presumptions which underpin practical and public theology. This provides a grounding for your theological engagement with your ministerial context. Further core modules are a practical theology project, spirituality, and ritual and liturgy. You may then undertake advanced study in central ministerial areas such as biblical studies, ethics, pluralism and diversity, and missiology.

- Year One -

- August Residential: Practical and Public Theology (core)
- January Residential: Pluralism and Diversity or The Bible and Public Theology
- May Residential: Practical Theology Project (core)

- Year Two -

- August Residential: Liturgy and Ritual in Contemporary Culture (core)
- January Residential: Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society or Christian Mission in Western Sociey
- May Residential: Spirituality (core)

- Year Three -

All year: Dissertation

The modules are assessed through a variety of tasks including essays, book reviews, case studies, research project reports, and presentations. The final dissertation is 15,000 words.

How to apply:


Funding for postgraduate students:

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/funding-and-money-advice-0/funding-postgraduate-students

Visit the MA Christian Ministry page on the University of Chichester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Please contact the Admissions Office.

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