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Course summary

Develop the skills to enhance your work and ministry Build on your expertise and knowledge to allow you to be better equipped to meet the challenges of twenty-first century Christian ministry. Our MA in Christian Ministry has been specifically developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches, as you focus on the practical and local impact of theological ideas and themes. You will be taught through your attendance at three-day schools in August, January and May, which are followed by a series of assessment tasks. The MA is studied part-time by following a two-year taught module programme followed by a one-year dissertation module. Examine the theological ideas that have informed contemporary society Designed to meet the needs of Christian ministers mainly working in local churches, this course is suitable for clergy and accredited lay ministers offering an exciting and diverse range of modules to help you explore and develop your ministerial practice. At the beginning of the course you will be introduced to the key ideas which underpin practical and public theology, which provide a strong foundation for your independent research that will form the basis of your final dissertation.


Allocated teaching days Teaching is delivered in three school blocks a year; each of which lasts for three days. You may either visit the University of Chichester on a daily basis or, if you live further away, we can help you find suitable accommodation if required. You will learn by attending our allocated academic days; our three-days schooling programmes. We offer extensive support, especially for those returning to study after a long period, meaning you will the confidence in your academic skills to fully explore your ideas. Academic year 2022/23 Tuesday 23 August – Thursday 25 August 2022 Tuesday 3 January – Thursday 5 January 2023 Tuesday 9 May – Thursday 11 May 2023 Dissertation Day: Friday 26 August 2022, 10:30am – 3:30pm (for any students completing their second year in this academic year) Stand alone modules Some modules can be studied alone, whereby you can study one module and accumulate the credits but are not registered for the full degree. For more details on our MA Christian Ministry modules, please contact Professor Graeme Smith ([email protected]). Support for the module ‘Christian Leadership’ is available from the diocese of Chichester. Please contact Rev’d Dr Earl Collins ([email protected]) or Canon Rebecca Swyer ([email protected])

Assessment method

Assessment is through a variety of academic and practical tasks, ranging from essays to book reviews, short articles, case studies and practical projects. The assessments are relevant to your local ministerial context.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. You may also be required to attend an interview.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58

For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £714 Module
Republic of Ireland £714 Module
England £714 Module
Northern Ireland £714 Module
Scotland £714 Module
Wales £714 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Christian Ministry at University of Chichester - UCAS