The MA in Theology will allow you to pursue advanced study in cutting-edge topics in Christian theology and engage with a wide range of disciplines, including: contextual and practical theology, biblical studies, systematic theology, public theology, and theological ethics. Why study this course with us? The University of Chester’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies offers postgraduate teaching from academic specialists in a wide range of theological disciplines. Our wide choice of modules aim to extend the knowledge and skills you gained in undergraduate studies, developing critical judgement, independent research and clear, concise explanation and argument. The course attracts those seeking a deeper understanding of Christian faith and its significance for society and culture, and those seeking professional and ministerial development. It provides an excellent preparation for research degrees in the field.
Assessments include long critical essays (normally 4,000 words); shorter critical reviews; a research proposal; other shorter tasks; and a 20,000-word Research Dissertation. There are no examinations. Full-time and part-time students should expect to devote 30 hours or 15 hours respectively per week to their studies. You will also have two to six contact hours per week.
Normally a 2:1 honours degree in theology and/or religious studies or related disciplines is required. Applicants with lower qualifications, a degree in another discipline or appropriate relevant experience should contact us for advice. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
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