Postgraduate programme

Master of Arts Theology

Approved for Ordinands
Programme information
12 Months full time
22-24 Months part time
180 Total credits
Level 7 Level of award (Postgraduate)
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The MA is a rigorous programme that enables you to study theology at a more advanced level, taking an even more specialised approach to the different theological disciplines than is possible in the BA (Hons) programme.

MA students take a compulsory module on hermeneutics and epistemology, which is common to all of our postgraduate programmes, and write either a long dissertation or a short dissertation and a short project. In addition, MA students have the freedom to choose from three elective modules. The programme is designed to foster independent research and to allow you to take electives from across the theological disciplines or to specialise in a particular discipline. 

The MA may be taken either full time over 12 months or taken part time over two years. 

Ordinands who are already Theology graduates would normally study the MA part time over 22 months alongside additional modules that make their overall programme full time. Alongside their Level 7 modules, ordinands 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).

The normal period of registration for an ordinand on the MA programme is 22 months, comprising four semesters and one summer period. The student studies the four 30-credit modules over four semesters, together with dissertation preparation. Intensive dissertation work is allowed by the intervening summer period, and the final dissertation must be submitted at the end of the fourth semester.

Why Oak Hill?

Part time study options

The MA can be taken on a full time or part time basis to suit your individual needs.  It can be taken part time over 22-24 months.  For many students, this allows them to remain more rooted in their existing churches, communities, or jobs, alongside training at Oak Hill.

Why part time study?

2020/21 tuition fees

Tuition Fees per year:

£9,500 (Full time)
£4,750 (Part time)

Middlesex University Registration Fee:

£784 per year

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

Luigi Palombo - Current student

“What else do we have that is more precious than the word of God? That’s why I have tried to become the best servant of God’s people I can be, by spending time studying the scriptures, so people can be nourished and fed.”

Luigi Palombo

Current student