Taught course

Christian Theology

Heythrop College · Theology

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject

Months of entry


Course content

In MA Christian Theology, deepen your grasp of the religious teachings at the heart of Christianity. You will bring together historical and contemporary examinations of the theological ideas which have shaped Christian faith and identity and delve into the central teachings of Christianity.

This degree is especially designed for teachers of Religious Education at secondary level, those engaged in Christian ministry in its many forms, and those who want to enrich their understanding of the on-going theological tradition which supports Christian faith and life.

The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation:

Augustine and the Christian Tradition

Examine Augustine’s classic influence through the centuries from the Patristic era through to the modern age. You will investigate the criteria of truth in the Christian tradition, examine Augustine’s central writings and consider how they have shaped Western Christian teaching.

Central Themes in Modern Christian Theology

Look at the key themes in Christian theology through the lens of ideas and theologians. You will consider the role of a doctrine of creation in the understanding of God and the links between the Paschal mystery and the Trinity. You will reflect on the classic metaphors of salvation and the strategies of the twentieth century found in political and liberation theologies and dramatic soteriologies.

Optional modules include:

  • Religion: Context and Crisis
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • The Bible in the life of the Church
  • Christianity in Dialogue

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
24 months

Course contact details

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