Taught course

Christian Spirituality

Heythrop College · Pastoral and Social Studies

Entry requirements

An honours degree (usually 2.1 or above), or equivalent, either in theology or in another appropriate subject

Months of entry


Course content

In MA Christian Spirituality, examine the spiritual traditions of Christianity in their historical and contemporary forms, and develop the ability to understand and evaluate the language, ideas and forms of Christian spirituality. You will focus on Christianity in its Western development.

The degree attracts people in ministry and teachers of religious education, as well as people whose professional life or vocational work involves religious questions.

The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation:

Foundations for the Study of Christian Spirituality

Examine theoretical issues surrounding religious experience and spirituality as an academic field which studies this experience.

Optional modules include:

  • Patterns of Spiritual Growth and Personal Transformation
  • History of Christian Mysticism to the Reformation
  • Spiritual Direction in the Tradition of Ignatius of Loyola
  • The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality
  • Spirituality and Society
  • Theology of Religious Life
  • Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality
  • Spirituality, Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Healthcare

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Please visit our website to find out about our language requirements. Our International Students section has additional information for students from outside the UK.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Heythrop is proud to offer our students generous scholarships and bursaries. We have four scholarships available for postgraduates:

  • Student Support Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Qualified Teacher Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

Please visit our website for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
0 months

Course contact details

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