Taught course


ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for postgraduate courses at Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF) is a first- or good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. Examples would include Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, or other related subjects.

The CTF will also consider graduates in other disciplines who may also be admitted to the programme on a case-by-case basis. The CTF will also take seriously, on a case-by-case basis, applications from candidates without an appropriate undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant relevant experience, such as in professional or ministerial roles, especially for candidates who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal higher education before.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the House they have applied to. The CTF reserves the right not to admit applicants who do not satisfactorily demonstrate their motivation or ability to fit into the learning community of the chosen Federation House. Applicants can only be admitted if the interview confirms their teachability, and if there is clear indication that they are able to establish and maintain meaningful learning relationships with their tutors and fellow students.

Months of entry


Course content

Join a lively debate on the meaning and the role of spirituality, in Christian traditions as well as in today’s multicultural and multi-religious world. This Masters course is taught by Cambridge Theological Federation, and accredited by ARU.

Full description

On this course, you'll be supported to:

  • progress in critical understanding and knowledge of aspects of the Christian spiritual traditions
  • explore and evaluate contemporary manifestations of Christian spiritual belief and practice
  • develop a critical understanding of the human condition as it shapes different approaches to Christian spirituality
  • relate the discourse of spirituality to a wide range of contemporary personal, professional and vocational questions
  • undertake a detailed exploration of some issues of significance in the contemporary context.

Our course is offered with a full-time workload (one year) or part-time (two years), and you'll study with Cambridge Theological Federation.

Fees and funding

This course is offered by Cambridge Theological Foundation; please visit their website for details of fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team