Theology (Practical and Pastoral Theology) at Nazarene Theological College - UCAS

Nazarene Theological College

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Manchester

Theology (Practical and Pastoral Theology) (Taught)

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Course summary

The Practical and Pastoral Theology pathway offers the opportunity for students to engage with a range of issues in the field of practical theology which emerge from and relate to the practice of pastoral ministry in a variety of settings. This pathway will be of particular interest to any engaged in pastoral ministry and enables thoughtful, critical exploration of a range of issues in twenty-first century pastoral ministry.


The core unit for this pathway is Models of Theological Reflection, which offers a foundation for sophisticated reflective practice. Other units in this pathway include Spirituality, Maturity and Aging; Ability and Disability; Christian Spirituality; Developing Coaching and Mentoring; Theology and Culture; Prayer and Personhood; Contemporary Spirituality; and Social and Pastoral Implications of Holiness.

Assessment method

The Master of Arts (Practical and Pastoral Theology) also requires that the subject area of the dissertation be undertaken in the focus area of the MA pathway.

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally hold an honours degree in a relevant subject Candidates for the Master of Arts degree must normally have a good honours degree in a relevant subject to be admitted to the course. Those who do not have the formal qualifications necessary to gain entry directly on to the MA courses are able to apply to the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. The Diploma is identical to the MA in all aspects except that the PGDip does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. The Postgraduate Certificate requires completion of TWO taught units (60 credits) including required unit(s), does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. Students who wish to progress on to complete the MA may do so, provided they have performed at the required level. Non-graduates may be admitted to the PG Certificate on the basis of academic work or a combination of academic and prior experiential learning which indicates that they have reached the level of academic standing equivalent to a graduate. Students who wish to be considered under these provisions should apply to the college for evaluation of their previous experience. In such cases, they may be accepted at the discretion of the Academic Board provided that in addition to the normal requirements of the course of study they attend such course units, prior to the commencement of the PG course, and complete such examinations as may be prescribed by the Academic Board in each case.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Postgraduate fees for the 23/24 cycle are to be confirmed.
Theology (Practical and Pastoral Theology) at Nazarene Theological College - UCAS