Master in Theology Theology

Structure and modules

 

The information provided about the MTheol Theology is subject to the Postgraduate Programmes Review which we anticipate taking place early in 2022.  This is part of a standard pattern of programme review and revalidation. The revalidated postgraduate programmes will offer a broader range of elective modules, especially in the areas of doctrine and church history, and modules which are designed to integrate theological disciplines.

Structure

Year 1
You must take all of:

  • 8 compulsory modules (totalling 100 credits)
  • Elective modules, at Level 4 or Level 5, to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits
  • Weekly church placement module (non-credit bearing) and associated reports

Year 2
You must take all of:

  • 7 compulsory modules (totalling 70 credits)
  • 1 of either MP2.3 or MP2.4 (10 credits)
  • Elective modules, at Level 4, Level 5, or Level 6 to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits
  • Weekly church placement module (non-credit bearing) and associated reports

Year 3
You must take all of:

  • 5 compulsory modules (totalling 60 credits)
  • A short dissertation (RD4.1) (20 credits)
  • Elective modules at Level 6 to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits.  By agreement with the college, one enhanced BA-level optional module (at Level 7) may be taken as a challenge module in lieu of the equivalent module at Level 6
  • Postgraduate Research Seminars (non-credit bearing). These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year

Year 4
You must take all of:

  • Either a Long Dissertation or a Short Dissertation and a Short Project
  • 60 credits of taught modules: 30 credits must be at Specialist Master’s Level (coded 6.x) while the other 30 credits may be either at Enhanced BA (Hons) Level (coded 5.x) or at Specialist Master’s Level
  • Postgraduate Research Seminars (non-credit bearing). These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year

 

Credit load

Normal credit load per year and range available (by agreement with College):

  • Full time: normal credit load per year is 120 credits; the range available per year is 100-140 credits
  • Part time (years 1 and 2 only): normal credit load per year is 60 credits; the range available per year is 40-80 credits

 

Requirements for Anglican ordinands (third year entry)

In addition to the standard components of Years 3 and 4 set out above, you will complete a suite of placements and will also study a selection of modules at Levels 4 and 5 to provide specific Anglican training (as approved by the Church of England). This will normally comprise MP1.7, BM2.1, MP2.3, MP2.7 and may include MP2.8:

  • MP1.7 Weekly Church Placement I (0 credits)
  • BM2.1  Word Ministry I (10 credits)
  • MP2.3 Anglican Ministry (10 credits)
  • MP2.7 Weekly Church Placement II (0 credits)
  • MP2.8 Ministry/Mission Experience Placement (0 credits)

These requirements are in addition to the standard components of Years 3 and 4, and so, over the two years of training, you would be required to over-credit by a total of 20 credits.  

Please note

Elective modules are offered subject to viability (based on class size) and the College reserves the right to withdraw an elective module if there is insufficient interest; not all elective modules are offered every year. 

Part time students: if you wish to study Hebrew as one of your elective modules in your CertHE year, please note that the constraints of the part time pathways are such that you will automatically have to over-credit by 10 credits.  To avoid this, you may wish to defer your study of Hebrew to your DipHE year (ie Year 3 of 4).

Modules

These are the modules running in 2022/23.  This is a provisional list and is subject to change (electives and tutors). For a full list of the elective modules which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory modules
(80 credits)

BD2.1
Biblical Studies III (Biblical Theology)

10 credits

BD2.2
Biblical Studies IV (Canonical Exegesis)

10 credits

DC2.2
Doctrine II

10 credits

MP2.2 
Pastoral Ministry I
10 credits

DM2.1
Introduction to Christian Ethics

10 credits

DC2.7
Evangelism & Apologetics

10 credits

BM2.1
Word Ministry I
10 credits

 

MP2.3 or MP2.4 
Anglican Ministry or Independent Ministry

10 credits

MP2.7
Weekly Church Placement II

0 credits

Elective modules
(at least 40 credits)
DM1.2
Foundations for Cross-Cultural Mission
10 credits
DC1.3
Philosophical Foundations
10 credits
  DC1.6
Reading Calvin's Institutes
10 credits
BL2.1 
Intermediate New Testament Greek
20 credits
BL2.2 
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
20 credits
BL2.10 
Pauline Theology
10 credits 
DM2.4
Islam
10 credits
DM2.3 
Introduction to the World Church
10 credits
DM2.5
 
Place & Season, Others & Self

10 credits

DM2.2 
Engagement with Cross-Cultural Mission
10 credits

DM2.7
A Theology of Digital & Digital Ministries
10 credits

 

MP2.5
 
Cross-Cultural Outreach for Church-Based Ministry

10 credits

MP2.8
Ministry/Mission Experience Placement
0 credits

MP2.8
Ministry/Mission Experience Placement
0 credits
BL4.2
Reading Biblical Hebrew

20 credits

BL4.1
General Epistles (Greek)

20 credits

BL4.3
Advanced Biblical Hebrew Reading
20 credits

BD4.2
Justification
20 credits
BL4.7
The Psalms (English and Hebrew streams)
20 credits
MP4.3
Advanced Christian Leadership

20 credits
BL4.9
John's Gospel & the Johannine Epistles
20 credits
DM4.2
Cross-Cultural Mission Placement

20 credits
DM4.3
Global Theology & Practice

20 credits

DC4.6
English Puritanism
10 credits

DC4.4
A Religious Genealogy of Modern Britain
10 credits

Summer Intensives
(Continuing Students Only)

MP1.1
Foundations for Children's, Youth & Family Ministry

10 credits

MP2.1
Engagement with Children's, Youth & Family Ministry

10 credits

MP4.3
Advanced Christian Leadership

20 credits

BL4.4
Wisdom Literature (Hebrew & English streams)

20 credits

Only Years 1 and 2 of the MTheol may be done part time (over 4 years).

Part time students start on either Year A or Year B depending on which year they start their academic programme. The academic year 2022/23 is Year A, meaning that part time students entering in 2022/23 will take Year A compulsory modules in 2022/23.

These are the compulsory modules running in 2022/23. For a full list of the elective modules, which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.

Years 3 & 4 - see full time