Taught course

Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Heythrop College · Theology

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

In MA Christianity & Interreligious Relations, engage with the many questions and challenges faced by Christian faith as it confronts the phenomenon of religious pluralism.

Faith and faith communities figures largely in contemporary public discourse, but the issues are complex and interdisciplinary. London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth, offers a unique setting for reflection on these issues.

The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation:

Jewish-Christian Relations

You will study themes including the ground-breaking declaration of the Second Vatican Council, Nostra Aetate, Jewish and Christian accounts of the early formative period of the Church, the impact of the Qumran discoveries, post-Holocaust thought and the influence of contemporary Jewish thinkers on Christian theology.

Muslim-Christian Relations

Look at how Christians have responded over 14 centuries to the claim that God has abrogated Christ’s mission by sending the Qur’an and how Christians living in contemporary Britain might best approach the growing presence of Islam. You will focus largely on issues of religious thought and will also examine some of the issues involved in the complex relationship between Islam and modernity.

Christian Relations with Buddhism and Hinduism

Focus on the dialogue between Christian faith and religious traditions originating on the Indian sub-continent. You will cover topics including Hindu theology, mysticism and spirituality, the Dalit movement, Engaged Buddhism and liberation theology, the silence of the Buddha and the question of God.

Christianity in Dialogue

Discuss key themes such as Church and mission, dialogue and inculturation, salvation and the action of the Holy Spirit in a pluralist world.

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

Course contact details

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