A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.
To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specific faith or to want to join a particular religious tradition. It is the study of the divine in general and of the religious and philosophical beliefs that people have held throughout the centuries.
UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.
Top Master of Art Programs in Theology in United Kingdom 2018
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... [-]
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 figure 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 subjectInterim awards PGCert Christianity & Interreligious Relations PGDip Christianity & Interreligious Relations Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]
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 specially designed for teachers of Religious Education at the 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 ... [-]
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 SpiritualityOPTIONAL 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 ... [-]
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. [+]
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 [-]
This course is unique in that it draws on the research and curriculum development expertise of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. [+]
"This course is unique in that it draws on the research and curriculum development expertise of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. (WRERU) WRERU has conducted major research projects for the European Commission, the Arts, and Humanities Research Council and many others."
Dr. Judith Everington, Course LeaderSuitable for
This flexible distance learning course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects within different education systems, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context. The change of name of the degree from MA in Religious Education to MA in Religions and Education reflects the fact that the term ‘Religious Education ’ means different things in different countries. The Warwick MA course aims to meet the needs of those working in different education systems and reflects the varied approaches to religious diversity and education utilized by Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit. Some previous experience of religious studies at higher education level is preferred but not required. Each application is looked at on its own merits.... [-]
MA Death, Religion and Culture explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by different cultures and religious [+]
MA Death, Religion and Culture explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by different cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.
Entry requirements: Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent
Start dates: September and January
Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only)
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This unique MA combines the study of mission to and within Europe, with developing an understanding of how the past and current cultural influences present in Europe shape Christian practice. [+]
MA in European Mission and Intercultural Christianity
This unique MA combines the study of mission to and within Europe, with developing an understanding of how the past and current cultural influences present in Europe shape Christian practice.
The diverse cultural expressions of the Church around the world have led to an increasing understanding of the contextual nature of European Christianity. The challenges to Christianity in Europe have also led to mission practitioners within, and outside of Europe, recognising its needs as a mission field.This unique MA combines the study of mission to and within Europe, with developing an understanding of how the past and current cultural influences present in Europe shape Christian practice. Who is this course for? Are you already involved in or preparing for mission in Europe? Do you want to gain a greater understanding of the social, political and religious factors shaping life and Christianity in Europe? Are you seeking to study in-depth a particular European region relating to your work? ... [-]
A new MA course enabling member care workers to understand and research the issues surrounding equipping mission personnel to be effective in their cross-cultural ministry. [+]
MA in Member Care
Member Care is a relatively new discipline which trains and equips workers to prepare better for cross-cultural life and ministry and to cope with adjustment pre-, during and post- assignment. Until now, specialists in the discipline have not had the opportunity to train and research these issues intensively.
Taught by experts in the field, Redcliffe’s new MA in Member Care recognises the need to have a Biblical basis underpinning practice, as well as understanding cross-cultural perspectives and their effect on individuals and groups. Challenges such as crisis response and trauma debriefing will be addressed, and there is the opportunity to focus on a specific context or Member Care issue through an optional module.... [-]
A postgraduate course for those wanting to reflect on how mission fits into the Scriptures, and how to use the Bible to engage missional in a variety of cultural contexts. [+]
MA in Bible and Mission
A postgraduate course for those wanting to reflect on how mission fits into the Scriptures, and how to use the Bible to engage missional in a variety of cultural contexts.
With the increasing complexity of the Church's mission in the world, clear and deep biblical reflection is essential. Not only should God's people have a firm grasp of how mission fits into the Scriptures, we should also be confident and competent in using the Bible to engage missional in a variety of cultural contexts.
Redcliffe's MA in Bible and Mission enables students to explore mission in the Bible and the Bible in mission thinking and practice. It has been developed in partnership with various agencies including Wycliffe Bible Translators and Bible Society, both of whom will also be involved in the ongoing content of the course.... [-]
This Masters distinctively focuses on key concerns within mission today, including globalisation, postcolonialism, justice and the environment. [+]
MA in Global Issues in Contemporary Mission
There is an increasing need within mission for practitioners to understand the key concerns within the global framework of contemporary mission. Our Postgraduate MA in Global Issues in Contemporary Mission addresses many of the current issues people face 'on the ground' and explores them in depth. Students can also research the pressing issues of their own ministry contexts
Who is the course for?
Are you looking for a postgraduate study that:complements your work in an existing mission environment? will further increase your understanding of the 'big picture' of mission? will stretch you academically and allow you to research contemporary missiological issues? is taught by staff with first-hand mission experience? ... [-]
This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key themes such as ethnicity, gender, and the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities. [+]
Duration: 2 years
Start of programme: April / October
Mode of Attendance: Online
What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies?
Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts.
You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:... [-]
This MA offers an in-depth introduction to the yogic and meditational techniques and doctrines of India, Tibet, China, and Japan within the historical and cultural context of their formation. Furthermore, it explores the nature of spiritual experience that arises from yoga and meditation through a cross-cultural, inter-regional perspective. [+]
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part TimeWho is this programme for?
The thematic components and cross-regional perspectives typically suit students with the following interests and/or aspirations:Experienced practitioners of yoga and meditation who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural contexts that shaped their traditions. Students with a background in psychology seeking to gain knowledge of meditation and mindfulness for their clinical work. Students planning to pursue further research which may involve, at a subsequent stage, the acquisition of a doctoral degree and a career in higher education. Students seeking to pursue a career or professional activity for which advanced knowledge of the yoga and meditation traditions of Asia is required. Students who wish to pursue the academic study of these traditions as a complement to their personal experience. ... [-]
This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. It includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. Hinduism, Shinto and animistic and syncretic practices are also studied. Students consider iconography, ritual, faith and pilgrimage in their multiple regional and historical guises. They study temple buildings, statues and paintings, formal, informal and popular. [+]
Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)
Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills.... [-]
The MA Religions of Asia and Africa at SOAS offers the premier postgraduate curriculum in the U.K. for the study of the religions of Asia and Africa. It covers a wider range of religious traditions than most comparable programmes, whether in the U.K. or abroad: Buddhism in nearly all its doctrinal and regional varieties, Asian and African Christianities, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism as well as the local religious cultures of Asia and Africa. [+]
Duration: Full-time: 1 calendar year Part-time: 2 or 3 calendar years. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Normally, minimum upper second class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification or equivalent standard. Applicants with qualifications obtained at private or religious institutions should inquire about the School’s position on such qualifications.
Interview Policy: We welcome applications from students with non-conventional qualifications and usually determine suitability for the programme on the basis of an interview.... [-]