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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Religious Studies Biblical Studies (Christian)

Course type


Course Summary

Bible and Ministry in the Contemporary World. Designed for leaders by leaders. This Masters course is something new, something fresh. Focused on the needs of the Church in its mission to carry the Gospel meaningfully into communities and effectively influence society.

Our MA is designed to deepen biblical knowledge and then apply it to ministry in the contemporary world. At the core of the MA are two foundational modules, ‘Reading the Bible in the 21st Century’ and Contemporary Trends in Church in Mission’. They form a starting point from which students are encouraged to explore a range of Biblical and Ministry subjects which best fit with their areas of interest.

Who is the course for?

We are aiming the course at those who are leading and serving in Christian ministry, whether in the Church, in Mission, or in Para-Church organisations. It is also for those who are interested in developing their biblical knowledge and for those in ‘secular’ employment who want to develop a theological understanding of their work. This course is a good preparation for those who are about to enter into leadership roles within a ministry or mission, or those who are elders and overseers in churches.

We will be looking at current cultural issues, Biblical texts and topics of particular relevance to modern society, and effective contemporary practice in mission and ministry. This is a chance to deepen your skill set in how to go to the Bible for a sense of direction and a way of untangling the confusion and noise of modern life.

We want to assist leaders in developing their ways of thinking that allow them to build up their ministry in biblical and relevant ways. The lecturers and tutors will challenge you, engage you and deliver interesting perspectives; but you will also have a class around you who are from various churches and organisations who will also bring insight and experience to the class discussion and online tutorials & forums, we want this to be a rich learning environment for you.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Reading the Bible in the 21st century (Hermeneutics) - Core
Contemporary Trends in Church and Mission - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an Honours Degree in any subject (Minimum Class 2:1) from a recognised University or comparable institution. Applicants must have at a reasonable amount of experience in serving in Christian Ministry, either employed or voluntary. Non-standard entrants will be considered on an individual basis.