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Church History and Thelogy PgCert

Church History and Thelogy PgCert

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 3 months | 10-JAN-22

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Full time


3 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Religion: History Architectural History

Course type


Course Summary

This course engages students in the history of the Christian Church, its theology, and the influence of changing theological and historiographical traditions. The programme gives equal weight to the study of history, theology, history of ideas and historiography, enabling students to develop robust critical skills for analysing changing ideas, customs and intellectual traditions. What makes this programme distinctive is its engagement with not just the history of Christianity, but the changing historiography of Christianity, and its impact upon theology.


Students may take this programme while on secondment from an on-going teaching or professional education position. Students will typically continue to doctoral study, Christian ministry, school teaching or to posts in the culture and heritage sector.


This masters course will explore the theology and history of African Christianity, placing some of the key distinctive developments in the theology and practice of the churches in socio-political, cultural and intellectual context. It will also explore a range of different historiographical approaches to and assessments traditional denominations and African Initiated Churches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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