Taught course

Contextual Theology

Luther King House Theological College · Luther King House Theological College

Entry requirements

The MA is open to anyone capable of studying at this level - normally we look for a degree in theology or a related subject at 2.1 or above, but we are willing to look at other qualifications and can take relevent experience into account.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for those in ministry or lay students.

Many take the course part time, using it to reflect on their practice in ministry, mission, community development, or the secular work-place. After taking a module which introduces the principles of contextual theology, participants choose three other modules relating to church and ministry, society and contemporary culture, the world church in its global context or providing theological education.

You can put together a programme suitable for chaplaincy work, emerging church or pioneer ministries, translocal ministries, or community development. Modules are taught in a variety of patterns offering considerable flexibility.

The course is validated by the University of Manchester.

Information for international students

Luther King House welcomes international students. As a private college, fees are determined by the institution. International students are charged the same fee rate as home students.

Fees and funding

Small bursaries are available but these would not cover living costs. Denominations may sponsor ministerial students. Luther King House students are able to access Career Development Loan scheme finance. Fees may be paid by installment.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Programme specification allows the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education or a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education as an exit award or for students to specifically register for these awards on first joining the course.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66

Course contact details

Clare Richardson (Registry Office Administrator)
+(0) 161 249 2504