M.A. Theology

University of Chester

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 180 ECTS
  • English
Delivery mode: Blended
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This programme offers a solid grounding in the classical tradition of Christian thought, as well as helping students to address cutting-edge questions of contemporary theological significance in biblical theology, doctrine, historical theology, systematic and philosophical theologies, contextual theologies and theological ethics.

This programme 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.


Programme Structure

Core module:

* Key Theological Texts

Optional modules:

* Contextualized Approaches to Biblical Interpretation
* Contemporary Issues in Contextual Theology
* Contemporary Issues in Public Theology
* Feminist Theology and Literature
* Quranic Hermeneutics
* Secularization and the Futures of Religion
* Jews, Christians and Pagans 168BCE - 132CE
* Religions and Disability
* Urban Theology
* Bodies, Gender and God
* Environment: Theology and Ethics
* Independent Study


Assessment for each module is through a written essay.


Candidates will normally be admitted to the programme on the basis of the following qualifications:

* minimum of an upper second class Honours degree in Theology and/or Religious Studies
* minimum of an upper second class honours degree in another relevant subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in religious studies or substantial related experience.

Evidence of a lower qualification may be acceptable if accompanied by substantial appropriate professional or voluntary experience

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 85

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