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Masters in Theology (Christian engagement with Islam)

This MA pathway is ideal for those with basic knowledge of Islam, aiming to enrich comprehension and equip students with Christian perspectives on Muslim inquiries.

The Christianity and Islam pathway serves to enhance missions, ministry, and professional development. It also provides a strong foundation for further research. With both full-time, part-time, on campus and online options, this program is accessible worldwide.

This pathway features units designed and taught by experts from The Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam (MCSCI). This Center, backed by Nazarene Theological College, strives to establish an educational hub of excellence in Christianity and Islam. MCSCI’s mission involves teaching, learning, resourcing, equipping, and facilitating meaningful interactions and reflections .

1 Year (Full Time) / 2-5 Years (Part Time)

We are an approved partner of The University of Manchester and deliver programmes that we developed, approved by and leading to an award from the University of Manchester.

September 2024
January 2025

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

You will choose one core class, one pathway class, plus any two electives. You will be required to write your dissertation in the area of Christianity and Islam.

Core Unit

Christian Engagement with Islam (ST7650) or Studies in Christian-Muslim Apologetics (PT7655).

Candidates must have already completed Islam in Contemporary Britain (ST6330) or an equivalent undergraduate unit.

Pathway Units

  • Theology and Culture (CT7630)
  • Urban Ministry and Mission in the Global World (PT7660)
  • Urban Ministry and Mission (ST7600)
  • Contemporary Missiology & Culture: Mapping the Landscape (ST7665)
  • Contemporary Missiology & Culture: Emerging Issues (ST7666)
  • Christian Approaches to Humanitarian/Development Practices (ST7670)
Entry Requirements
  • BA (Hons) in a relevant subject with a 2:1 or higher.
  • If English is not your native language, you may be required to submit an English competency score through IELTS, TOEFL, or other equivalent exams. We require a 6.5 IELTS score of equivalent.
No BA (Hons) in Theology? No sweat!

MA students with a 2:1 or higher in a non-theological degree can jump straight into their MA as long as they take Theological Engagement and Research Methods as the first of their MA classes. If you do not want to use one of your electives here or the class isn’t offered during your first semester, you can complete the Pre-MA programme below.

Lower than a 2:1? Let’s talk.

For those with non-theological degrees lower than a 2:1, we may require a Pre-MA programme as part of your acceptance to NTC to ensure they thrive in our postgraduate programme.

The Pre-MA programme can be completed in 2 ways:

    1. Students can complete our self-directed Pre-MA programme with 3 modules (more details here)
    2. Students can complete the Practical Theology class from the self-directed Pre-MA programme and take Knowing God in Christ and Introduction to Biblical Studies at undergraduate level. Undergraduate classes will only run during term time
Proficiency in English

All teaching at the College is conducted in English. Applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English with 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.

Learn more about this course by attending one of our upcoming events.







Are you ready to take the first step in your theological journey?

At NTC, we offer a supportive and personalised learning environment where our experienced and dedicated faculty are committed to teaching theology with passion and expertise. With small class sizes and a focus on building confidence in our students, NTC provides a unique opportunity to engage with world-class experts in biblical studies, theology, practical theology, social justice, and ethics.


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