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MA in Theology (MA)

Online

Part-time, flexible, over up to 4 years

This programme provides students with the opportunity to study theology by concentrating on some of the main topics in systematic theology, enabling them to gain advanced knowledge of central Christian doctrines. Delivered through our partners at BibleMesh, this course will enable you to see the role of Scripture in developing theological understanding and the manner in which ideas have developed amidst controversy.

The BibleMesh virtual learning environment provides video lectures, discussion forums, quizzes for self–assessment, digital copies of the textbook and the core primary text. You will also be able to benefit from the Cerego app, an online tool for your desktop, tablet or mobile device that builds on the latest in cognitive science to help you learn faster and remember longer.

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Programme Structure and Modules

The programme allows students to gain advanced theological knowledge of central Christian doctrines. The Diploma is available for those who complete the teaching modules without the dissertation.

Module 1

The doctrine of God

Theology is the study of God and all things in relation to God. In this module students reflect on the the divine attributes and what it means to speak of God as one in three persons. Special attention is given to Thomas Aquinas and the great British Reformed scholastic theologians of the seventeenth–century who produced the Westminster Confession of Faith

Module 2

Christology

Christology heeds the scriptural exhortation to ‘fix our eyes on Jesus.’ In this module the fifth century debates leading to the council of Chalcedon receive particular attention. Students will consider the work of Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria.

Module 3

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is ‘the Lord, the giver of life.’ This module provides students with the space to reflect on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Particular attention is given to the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration and the nature of God’s gracious presence in his people is carefully examined with a careful reading of the work of Jonathan Edwards 

Module 4

Salvation

The theme of this module is union with Christ and all the benefits that flow from that union. Particular attention is given to the doctrine of justification by faith alone with students examining its scriptural basis and the work of prominent theologians such as Martin Luther.

Module 5

Ethics

How then should we live? What is the place of God’s law? What does it mean to be sanctified? How should Christians speak into culture and the political arena? What is wisdom? The study of these great questions provides the basic outline for this module. Students will engage with the ethical thought of the Dutch Reformed tradition

Module 6

Eschatology

This module allows students to address questions about God’s purpose in history, the intermediate state, and the last things. The importance of careful theological biblical exegesis and theological reflection help students address the greatest question of all – who is on the right side of history? Students will reflect on the significance of John Calvin’s teaching on providence

Module 7

Dissertation

The feedback on your essays and other written work will have helped you to nurture your critical research and writing skills in preparation for the 6,000 –8,000 word capstone dissertation. In this module you will have freedom to write on an area of your own special interest in theology.

Programme Fee

Tuition fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased by approximately 4% per annum for programmes longer than one year. For part–time intermittent study, the schedule for the payment of fees is arranged by the College office.

£5,945 (UK/ROI)

180 CATS points - £33.03 per CATS

Per Module: £793.75

Annual Registration - £185

£15,975 (International/EU)

180 CATS points - £88.75 per CATS 

Annual registration - £185

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.

Entry Requirements

Please check you meet all the entry requirements for this programme before you submit an application.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample of academic work
  • Letter of intent
  • Two signed letters of reference in support of your application
  • Academic transcript(s) and a copy (or copies) of degree certificates
  • English language requirement certificate (if applicable)
  • A document to confirm your identity, name and date of birth
  • Application fee

MA in Theology (MA)

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