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Christian Spirituality MA, PGDip, PGCert

Christian Spirituality MA, PGDip, PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Christian Religious Studies Religious Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course would allow you to explore the richness of Christian spirituality through historical, anthropological and theological lenses. It integrates theory with practice, and will be particularly appealing if you are in ministry, contemplating ministry or wanting to discover more about this exciting area.

Why study Christian Spirituality?

This master's is designed to offer you the opportunity to study this field in some depth, from historical, theological, psychological and other points of view. The course examines different understandings of how Christians seek to relate to God, the underlying theology and the particular practices or lifestyles that express these understandings.

The search for ‘spirituality’ is one of the most striking aspects of our contemporary Western cultures. In simple terms, the word ‘spirituality’ stands for the way we seek to live out our fundamental beliefs and values. In Christian terms, spirituality is based on a relationship with God, to whom we seek to respond. Students will also achieve exit awards PgDip and PgCert.

Why St Mary's?

As an institution we have been at the forefront in the development of spirituality, as an academic discipline.

We have developed on our world-class scholarship and experience in this department into an innovative, stand-alone, MA in Christian Spirituality.

Assessment methods

The degree is assessed by essays and other coursework set for the taught part (120 credits) and by a dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation will be on an agreed topic and will be up to 15,000 words.

Career opportunities

This degree has flexibility for students, allowing you to study part-time. This enables you to continue professional development alongside various forms of Christian ministry and leadership. Or on a personal level this MA is a way of continuing your interests, while enhancing your future employability or advancement to more senior roles.

This advanced education in Christianity would open specific opportunities in school teaching, and work with Christian or other charities and agencies.

The skills acquired through this programme will provide an education which sensitises you to engaging with religious and ethical ideas from other times, cultures and places. Thus, it will equip you to go into a profession that engages with cross-cultural situations, such as non-governmental organisations in the UK and overseas, international relations, and the civil service.

Finally, the increasing role of psycho-spiritual formation in counselling and psychological settings is reflected in our optional module, Spiritual Direction, Psychology and Spiritual Formation, which will prove valuable if you want to pursue a career in these areas.

Most PG courses start 5th October.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

In common with many contemporary academic approaches to the study of Christian spirituality this module adopts an interdisciplinary approach analysing the subject through theological, anthropological and historical perspectives. Having established the relationship between spirituality and theology the module takes historical moments of the story of Christian spirituality and analyses their pastoral and contemporary relevance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will be accepted on the programme if they have an Upper Second (2:2) Class Honours Degree or equivalent.