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MA in Theology (Global Mission and Culture)

  • Course Title

    MA in Theology (Global Mission and Culture)
  • Length of Study

    1 year (Full Time) Up to 5 years (Part Time)
  • Start Date(s)

    September 2019 January 2020
  • Course Accreditation

    University of Manchester

Course Overview

The core unit for this pathway is a choice of ST7665 Contemporary Missiology and Culture: Mapping the Landscape, which considers missional patterns and paradigm shifts that are shaping and informing missional theology and practice, or ST7666 Contemporary Missiology and Culture: Emerging Issues, which examines emerging issues and debates that are shaping and informing missional theology and practice in transcultural and intercultural dimensions.

The MA Theology (Global Mission and Culture) and its parallel Postgraduate Diploma course both have four course units. The Postgraduate Certificate course has two course units.  These course units are structured around ten two-and-a-half hour seminars. The seminars are led by specialists in the appropriate disciplines. In-depth reading, group discussion and preparation of written assignments are all included within the course units.

Nazarene Theological College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering programmes developed by Nazarene Theological College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester.

Pathway Options

PT7620 Models of Theological Reflection
PT7655 Studies in Christian-Muslim Apologetics
PT7660 Urban Ministry and Mission in the Global World
ST7610 Social & Pastoral Implications of Christian Holiness
ST7620 Contextualising Theological Education
ST7630 The Church and the City
ST7640 Compassionate Ministry
ST7670 Christian Approaches to Humanitarian/Development Practices

Credits

Students will receive a minimum of 180 credits while on this course.

Modules & Placements

There are TWO core course units, of which all students are required to take ONE:

• ST7665 Contemporary Missiology and Culture: Mapping the Landscape

• ST7666 Contemporary Missiology and Culture: Emerging Issues

MA and PGDip students also select at least ONE elective course units from the Global Mission and Culture pathway as listed in the Elective Units above, and up to TWO further course unit from any of the MA pathways.  PGCert students select ONE elective course unit from the Mission Studies pathway.

For a full list and description of PG course modules download the latest supplement HERE (PDF 0.1MB).

The Master of Arts also requires that the subject area of the dissertation be undertaken in the focus area of the MA pathway.

Entry Requirements

Applicants would normally hold an honours degree in a relevant subject

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree must normally have a good honours degree in a relevant subject to be admitted to the course.  Candidates for the ‘Christian Engagement with Islam’ pathway must have completed ST6330 (Islam in Contemporary Britain) or its equivalent prior to entry.

Those who do not have the formal qualifications necessary to gain entry directly on to the MA courses are able to apply to the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. The Diploma is identical to the MA in all aspects except that the PGDip does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. The Postgraduate Certificate requires completion of TWO taught units (60 credits) including required unit(s), does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. Students who wish to progress on to complete the MA may do so, provided they have performed at the required level.

Non-graduates may be admitted to the PG Certificate on the basis of academic work or a combination of academic and prior experiential learning which indicates that they have reached the level of academic standing equivalent to a graduate. Students who wish to be considered under these provisions should apply to the college for evaluation of their previous experience. In such cases, they may be accepted at the discretion of the Academic Board provided that in addition to the normal requirements of the course of study they attend such course units, prior to the commencement of the PG course, and complete such examinations as may be prescribed by the Academic Board in each case.

Applicants whose first language is not English

All teaching at the College is conducted in English, so applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English through completion of an IELTS test with acceptable scores. If you are a candidate for a postgraduate course, you will need a minimum IEL TS score of 6.5, or its equivalent, overall. You are responsible for arranging to take the appropriate test and for submitting the documentary evidence.

International students

We welcome students from around the world! Please read our International Students page for details of application and admissions for students outside the UK.

Fees & Funding

Course Fees: Course Fees: £6800 per year (full-time for UK and EU students - see Fees & Funding page for details of other modes and international rates).
As a private college, NTC receives no support from government sources. The College is supported by gifts and donations from Churches and from individual donors, and this allows student fees to be set at a competitive rate.


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