Heythrop College - University Of London

Introduction

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted to their study. Our students have access to one of the finest libraries in its field, and are taught by one of the largest teaching staff in these areas. We are a unique community of scholars, passionate about discussing and exploring Philosophy and Theology in the context of the modern world and the diverse city of London.

Heythrop is also a part of the larger community of the University of London. As a member college, we benefit from the University of London's high international reputation which attracts students from all over the world. Wherever your studies take you, the University of London's name will be immediately recognised and respected.

Most of our students state though that it is Heythrop's smaller, close-knit community of around 1,000 students and staff, as the main attraction for studying here. We offer a really personal approach to study and ensure that all of our students are supported in their academic, social and career pursits through our on-campus facitiies and services and our ties with the University of London and other member colleges.

"The close-knit community that Heythrop offers creates a more personal space, making sure every idea has the right to be heard."

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MA Biblical Studies

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies [+]

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies. The programme attracts teachers and people involved in church ministry, as well as anyone with a particular interest in the textual study of biblical literature. It provides a valuable ongoing education for ministers. CORE MODULES - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP ONE Select between the two - Reading 1 Corinthians - A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP TWO Select between the three - The Bible in the life of the Church - Second Temple Judaism - Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era OPTIONAL LANGUAGE MODULE Students may replace one optional module with a language module. - Biblical Hebrew - New Testament Greek Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Biblical Studies - PGDip Biblical Studies Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Canon Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision [+]

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law. The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals. MODULES - General Introduction to Canon Law - Marriage in Canon Law - The People of God - Sacramental Law Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Canon Law - PGDip Canon Law Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Contemporary Ethics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This timely and challenging programme has you explore questions such as ‘what is the good life?’, ‘how should we act?’, ‘what does moral living require of us as human beings in various contexts of life?’ You [+]

This timely and challenging programme has you explore questions such as ‘what is the good life?’, ‘how should we act?’, ‘what does moral living require of us as human beings in various contexts of life?’ You will be introduced to different schools of ethics and will learn how to formulate coherent moral arguments. This degree attracts people whose work requires ethical reflection, such as teachers, healthcare practitioners, those in social and public service, ministers of religion and business professionals. CORE MODULES - Foundations in Ethics - Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics - Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality - Spirituality, Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Healthcare - Market Economy, Ethics and the Meaning of Life Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Contemporary Ethics - PGDip Contemporary Ethics Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another [+]

Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another suitable subject. The degree is a coherent presentation of the central questions of philosophy. CORE MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Political Philosophy - Ethics - Political Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Introduction to Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy and Religion

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian [+]

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis. The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions. CORE MODULES - Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity - Reason and Religion OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY - Foundations in Ethics - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY - Selected Themes in European Philosophy - The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought - Contemporary Judaism Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy & Religion - PGDip Philosophy & Religion Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy in Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This innovative degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the AQA A Level in [+]

This innovative degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the AQA A Level in Philosophy. You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabus and teaching philosophy, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. The degree is for both those with previous education in philosophy, and those seeking a rigorous introduction. CORE MODULES - Teaching Philosophy and Ethics - Knowledge and Reality - Introduction to Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethics - Reason and Religion - Mind and Psychology - Logic and Language - Political Philosophy Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy in Education - PGDip Philosophy in Education Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level [+]

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level syllabi. You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabi with a module on Teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. It is for both those with previous education in these areas of study, and those seeking a rigorous introduction. CORE MODULES - Teaching Philosophy and Ethics - Reason and Religion - Foundations in Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education - PGDip Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Psychology of Religion

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Investigate the intersection of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without assuming the truth of religious claims and [+]

Investigate the intersection of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without assuming the truth of religious claims and values. By asking what psychology can offer to our understanding of people’s religious beliefs, values, and behaviour, you will explore relationships between religious belief and behaviour, as well as those between religion, mental health and well-being, and the importance of social and contextual factors in religious development. It attracts teachers of religious education, mental health professionals, pastoral care workers, priests and ministers of religion. This degree takes into account that students will be coming from varied academic backgrounds and welcomes this diversity. MODULES - Psychology and Religion - Psychological Perspectives on Religious Development - Scientific Study of Religion - Mental Health, Religion and Culture Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in psychology, religious studies, theology or another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Psychology of Religion - PGDip Psychology of Religion Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

Master of Philosophical Studies (MPHILSTUD)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time [+]

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time to think out a PhD topic should you wish to progress to a research degree. The MPhilStud provides in-depth knowledge of three areas of philosophy as well the opportunity to engage seriously in philosophical research by writing papers, by presenting one’s own work in research seminars and by writing a thesis. Upon completion of MPhilStud, you can apply directly for the PhD which is ordinarily completed in a quicker timeframe than those without an MPhilStud. CORE MODULES - Research Skills in Philosophy - Philosophy Essays OPTIONAL MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Ethics - Political Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MRes Biblical Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. Biblical languages are required on the MRes. CORE MODULES GROUP 1 - Research Methods in Biblical Studies CORE MODULES GROUP 2 Choose between the two modules. - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) CORE LANGUAGE MODULE You must choose one language if you do not have the prerequisite language for your proposed doctoral study. - Biblical Hebrew - New Testament Greek OPTIONAL MODULES - The Bible in the life of the Church - Second Temple Judaism - Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era - Reading 1 Corinthians - A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Biblical Studies - PGDip Biblical Studies Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MRES Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure large in contemporary public discourse [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure large in contemporary public discourse, but the issues are complex and interdisciplinary. London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth, offers a unique setting for reflection on these issues. CORE MODULE Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES - Jewish-Christian Relations - Muslim-Christian Relations - Christian Relations with Buddhism and Hinduism - Christianity in Dialogue Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Christianity & Interreligious Relations - PGDip Christianity & Interreligious Relations Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MRes Pastoral Theology

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. CORE MODULES - Foundations of Pastoral Theology - Religion: Context and Crisis - Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES - Mission and Ministry - Modern Theologies of Liturgy - The Bible in the life of the Church - Theology of Religious Life Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Pastoral Theology - PGDip Pastoral Theology Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MRes Philosophy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. CORE MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Research Skills in Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethics - Political Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MTH Master of Theology

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Undertake a detailed and advanced study of the central teachings of Christianity. By undertaking a greater proportion of research skills than a typical Masters’ programme, you will be supported in preparing [+]

Undertake a detailed and advanced study of the central teachings of Christianity. By undertaking a greater proportion of research skills than a typical Masters’ programme, you will be supported in preparing for a further research degree. CORE MODULES - Central Themes in Modern Christian Theology - Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES - Christianity in Dialogue - Foundations in Ethics - Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality - Augustine and the Christian Tradition - The Bible in the life of the Church - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) - Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) - Foundations of Pastoral Theology - Religion: Context and Crisis - Foundations for the Study of Christian Spirituality - History of Christian Mysticism to the Reformation Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Theology - PGDip Theology Course length - 2 years full-time - 3-4 years part-time [-]

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MA Abrahamic Religions

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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Extend your understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. You will focus on the contemporary religious thought of the three faiths, especially their theological responses to the challenge of modernity and engagement with each other. The programme attracts teachers, ministers, imams, rabbis, community leaders and anyone who is interested in the dialogue between the three Abrahamic Religions. COMPULSARY MODULES - Religion and the Religions in the Modern World - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought - Contemporary Christian Thought - Contemporary Judaism Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Abrahamic Religions - PGDip Abrahamic Religions Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Engage with the many questions and challenges faced by Christian faith as it confronts the phenomenon of religious [+]

Engage with the many questions and challenges faced by Christian faith as it confronts the phenomenon of religious pluralism. Faith and faith communities figures largely in contemporary public discourse, but the issues are complex and interdisciplinary. London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth, offers a unique setting for reflection on these issues. MODULES - Jewish-Christian Relations - Muslim-Christian Relations - Christian Relations with Buddhism and Hinduism - Christianity in Dialogue Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Christianity & Interreligious Relations - PGDip Christianity & Interreligious Relations Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Christian Spirituality

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Examine the spiritual traditions of Christianity in their historical and contemporary forms, and develop the ability [+]

Examine the spiritual traditions of Christianity in their historical and contemporary forms, and develop the ability to understand and evaluate the language, ideas and forms of Christian spirituality. You will focus on Christianity in its Western development. The degree attracts people in ministry and teachers of religious education, as well as people whose professional life or vocational work involves religious questions. CORE MODULE Foundations for the Study of Christian Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES - Patterns of Spiritual Growth and Personal Transformation - History of Christian Mysticism to the Reformation - Spiritual Direction in the Tradition of Ignatius of Loyola - The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality - Spirituality and Society - Theology of Religious Life - Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality - Spirituality, Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Healthcare Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Christian Spirituality - PGDip Christian Spirituality Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Christian Theology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Deepen your grasp of the religious teachings at the heart of Christianity. You will bring together historical and [+]

Deepen your grasp of the religious teachings at the heart of Christianity. You will bring together historical and contemporary examinations of the theological ideas which have shaped Christian faith and identity and delve into the central teachings of Christianity. This degree is especially designed for teachers of Religious Education at secondary level, those engaged in Christian ministry in its many forms, and those who want to enrich their understanding of the on-going theological tradition which supports Christian faith and life. CORE MODULES - Augustine and the Christian Tradition - Central Themes in Modern Christian Theology OPTIONAL MODULES GROUP ONE - Religion: Context and Crisis - Jewish-Christian Relations OPTIONAL MODULES GROUP TWO - The Bible in the life of the Church - Christianity in Dialogue Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Christian Theology - PGDip Christian Theology Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Pastoral Theology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Integrate theology and experience, theory and practice, and faith and action in this degree, as you reflect on the relationships between faith, humanity, experience, practice, professional and working life [+]

Integrate theology and experience, theory and practice, and faith and action in this degree, as you reflect on the relationships between faith, humanity, experience, practice, professional and working life, church, culture, social context and theology, taking account of different traditions. This degree attracts people in, or preparing for, ordained or lay ministry in the Christian churches and those in a variety of other professions. CORE MODULES - Foundations of Pastoral Theology - Religion: Context and Crisis OPTIONAL MODULES - Mission and Ministry - Modern Theologies of Liturgy - The Bible in the life of the Church - Theology of Religious Life Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Pastoral Theology - PGDip Pastoral Theology Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

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