Master of Arts Theology

Programme information

 

Mode

Full time students are expected to be in College five days a week, from Monday to Friday, and are required to attend all classes and fellowship group meetings, and to meet the requirements of their particular pathway as regards placements. Chapel takes place every weekday in the middle of the day and full time students are expected to attend every day. There are no module classes on Wednesdays; on six Wednesdays each academic year, we invite in guest speakers to share their varied ministry experiences with students.  We encourage students to treat being a full time student in the same way as having a full time job.

The normal length of study for a full time MA is 12 months (two academic semesters and one summer period). A full time student will study the four taught modules over the two semesters, while preparing for their dissertation, and will then complete the dissertation package during the summer period, with final submission no later than the end of August.

 

Part time students are required to attend all their classes and are expected to attend Chapel on the days that they are in College.  Chapel takes place every weekday in the middle of the day.

The normal length of study for a part time student is 22 or 24 months (four academic semesters and one or two summer periods). The four taught modules will be studied across the four semesters. Dissertation work takes place across the full registration period, including intensive work over the summer; for 22-month students, the final dissertation must be completed at the end of the fourth semester, while for 24-month students, the dissertation must be completed at the end of the second summer, with final submission no later than the end of August.

 

Placements

MA students normally do not complete placements. However, Church of England ordinands taking the MA are required to complete placements.

Some of your training goals for ministry will be pursued in your placement which will also provide opportunities to develop some of the skills you are learning elsewhere in the curriculum. It will keep you focussed on ministry in the real world. It is college's responsibility to allocate placements,   

Ordinands are required to complete two years of a weekly church placement (MP1.7 and MP2.7).

For more details see below.

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