The MA in Theology, University of Chester offers a solid grounding in the classical tradition of Christian thought, as well as helping students to ask cutting-edge questions of contemporary theological significance.
This course is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of Christian doctrine, informed by an in-depth engagement with figures and texts throughout the history of the Christian tradition. It will appeal to those looking to extend their undergraduate studies in theology and related fields, those seeking professional development, those interested in furthering their knowledge of the Christian faith and its effects on society and culture, and those considering pursuing a research degree in theology.
Studying theology as a postgraduate at Chester provides both a solid grounding in the texts and thinkers that have shaped the Christian tradition and the opportunity to work with theologians and biblical scholars working at the cutting edge of the new questions that confront theology in the 21stcentury.
A core module, 'Key Theological Texts' allows you to engage central thinkers and writings from early Christianity to the present and to develop graduate research skills. Alongside this module, you can take options in systematic theology, biblical studies, theological ethics, contextual theology, comparative theology and religious studies.
Our Mission, Values
The University of Chester, while celebrating and benefiting from our long history and traditions, is a modern, dynamic, and enterprising institution, whose activities are underpinned by a series of core values that help to define our mission and our identity.
The University was originally established in 1839 by the Church of England, and provides:
an open and inclusive environment guided by Christian values
education, training, skills and motivations for staff and students, to enable them to develop as individuals and serve the communities in which they live and work
This mission, which has helped shape our development and diversification, continues to inform our future planning.
At the heart of our vision is our commitment to:
ensuring a rewarding student learning experience
teaching excellence and our growing staff research profile
developing the expertise of our staff
impacting positively on the lives of our students, staff, wider community and beyond
In continuing expression of the University's Christian foundation, we are committed to:
the pursuit of excellence and innovation, to secure the highest standards and quality in our learning and teaching, and in the creation and application of new knowledge
offering a distinctive student experience, grounded in a high quality, caring and supportive learning environment
playing a leading role in the intellectual, cultural, social, spiritual and economic life of the local, regional and wider community
the principles of equality of opportunity and diversity, and our responsibility to promote freedom of enquiry and scholarly expression
promoting a dynamic and cost-effective organisational culture that is able to respond positively to the challenges of a changing environment
openness and inclusiveness
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