Theology and Leadership, M.A.

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Learning how to combine effective leadership with the core principles of Christian theology is vital to personal, career and organisational growth in many church, faith-based and non-profit environments around the globe.


Learning how to combine effective leadership with the core principles of Christian theology is vital to personal, career and organisational growth in many church, faith-based and non-profit environments around the globe.

This integrated online Masters of Arts in Theology and Leadership builds on the University’s expertise in theological study, extending back to the Christian origins of three of the four University of Roehampton colleges. It aims to provide learners with the tools and insights to move ahead in their roles, strengthening both personal and organisational practice.

Throughout the course, the innovative programme interweaves leadership and management skills with Christian theological thinking. The knowledge and skills you gain should help to ensure the decisions you make not only make sense from an organisational or ministry perspective, but from a theological one, too.


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Maintaining high academic standards is central to Roehampton’s vision. As a UK-based institution, the University complies with the academic standards set by the UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). These standards are the same for all programmes — undergraduate, postgraduate and research-based — whether delivered online or on campus.

Programme Structure

Our online Masters degree in Theology and Leadership consists of 180 academic credits, which is made up of seven modules (20 credits each) followed by your Research Project (40 credits). You’ll have 12 weeks to complete each module and 26 weeks to finish your Research Project.


  • Theology of Leadership
  • Christian Community and Organisational Dynamics
  • The Kingdom of God and Globalisation
  • The Holy Spirit and Organisational Transformation
  • Incarnation and Intercultural Competency
  • Theology of Sustainable Resource Development and Stewardship
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

Learning model and programme structure

Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure.

Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper.

Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

Our online degree programmes are aimed at adults looking to further their education and enhance their career prospects. So work experience is an important factor when choosing the most suitable applicants for a course.

If you already hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for full admission to one of our programmes.

Even if you don't have a suitable bachelor's degree, you can still be eligible if you have enough relevant work experience. If so, you can be conditionally admitted. As long as you pass the first module, you'll then be granted full admission.

To learn more, request information and one of our enrolment advisor can provide information specific to your situation.

Tuition fees

In offering an all-inclusive tuition fee,* Roehampton Online aims to ensure that you don’t encounter hidden costs during your studies. The cost of tuition includes your course materials, e-books, library access, technology fees and personal support, as well as additional career-enhancing services.

Roehampton Online also offers a range of payment plans to help you pay at a pace that best suits you.

Request information to learn more about the tuition fees for your specific programme.

* The all-inclusive tuition fee means that there are no added costs for books, library access, technology fees or your application. This fee is subject to change over the life of your programme

Language requirements

All our programmes are taught in English. So to get the most out of your course, you’ll need a good standard of written English. Request information and an enrolment advisor can talk to you about English requirements and how to apply.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee


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