The Master of Research (MRes) in Theology at Regents Theological College focuses on developing your advanced research skills within a specific theological discipline to prepare you for future work at MPhil/PhD level. The programme utilises both taught modules, and an extended dissertation to increase your methodological awareness. It deepens both your expertise and subject knowledge in relation to your chosen theological discipline, and enhances your ability for advanced critical reflection on Christian beliefs and praxis. Research proposals for the extended dissertation are welcome in relation to the following disciplines:
- Biblical Studies (especially Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, Reception History).
- Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Theology, Spirituality, History, Praxis).
- To provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop an independent and substantial scholarly contribution in their chosen field of research, within the discipline of theology
- To ensure research students are informed by, and contribute to, broader academic debates about the methods, approaches and practices that underpin the theological disciplines
- To provide students with training in advanced theological research appropriate for Level 7
- To develop students’ self-management, planning, and communication skills. To fully prepare those students with suitable interests for further postgraduate research at MPhil/PhD level
Modules: Research Methodology and Skills, Theological Research Methodology, Pauline Pnematology, Practical Chaplancy Development, Christian Leadership Development, Communicating the Gospel in a Contemp.Society, Christian Self Leadership.
The Regents course can be completed in 1 year of full-time study, or 2 over years part-time. The structure of the MRes in Theology can be outlined in three stages: Stage 1: Study of the core module TH7179 Thinking Theologically: An Introduction to Theology and Its Methodologies. Successful completion of this module is a pre-requisite for earning the MRes in Theology award. It must be taken as the first module, and is always offered at the beginning of every academic year. Stage 2: Completion of one module from the list of modules available on the programme. The selected module will usually be in the same theological discipline as your final dissertation. With the exception of TH7179, most modules run on alternate years, with one module from each of the five category clusters being offered each year. For example, of the two chaplaincy modules, if Practical Chaplaincy Development is offered this academic year, then Christian Ministry in an Institutional Context will be offered in the subsequent academic year. Modules currently include: Biblical Theology
- God and Israel in Biblical Theology
- Spirit and Salvation in Luke-Acts
- Pentecostal Spirituality
- Pentecostal Theology in Transformation
- Towards a Theology of Whole-Life Discipleship and Mission
- Contemporary Christian Missions
- Christian Leadership Development
- Christian Leadership and Strategic Organisational Transformation
- Practical Chaplaincy Development
- Christian Ministry in an Institutional Context
An initial degree in Theology and/or Religious Studies or an initial degree in another subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in theology and/or religious studies. Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree with a dissertation score in the same category or higher. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL internet 90. Students who wish to be admitted on the basis of non-EU previous qualifications are required to submit a certificate of comparison from NARIC upon which their application will be considered.
Fees and funding
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