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Contemporary Faith and Belief MA

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Full time | Cambridge Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Applied / Practical Theology Systematic Theology

Course type


Course Summary


Join a timely debate about the role of faith and belief and acquire skills to interpret the world from a theological perspective. This Master’s degree is taught by Cambridge Theological Federation and accredited by ARU.

Throughout this course, you'll be supported to:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of ethics and its applicability in a context of cultural and religious pluralism
  • learn the conceptual tools for insight into the processes of moral reasoning, development and decision making in private and public life
  • encounter a diversity of approaches, engaging critically with divergent views of the role of ethics in public life
  • relate the discourse of ethics to a wide range of contemporary personal, professional and public issues
  • undertake a detailed exploration of some issues of significance in the contemporary context.

Our course is offered full-time and part-time. You'll study in the heart of Cambridge, with Cambridge Theological Federation. You will also gain Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.


Human Condition
Secularisation in the Christian World
Major Project (15,000 words)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For 2020/21 full-time entry international students need to pay the fees from £14,100 to £16,200 a year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a first- or good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. Examples would include Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, or other related subjects. The CTF will also consider graduates in other disciplines who may also be admitted to the programme on a case-by-case basis. The CTF will also take seriously, on a case-by-case basis, applications from candidates without an appropriate undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant relevant experience, such as in professional or ministerial roles, especially for candidates who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal higher education before.