Taught course

Contemporary Christian Theology

Newman University · Department of Theology

Entry requirements

Good relevant first degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent previous experience. Those who do not have a relevant degree may be asked to write a written piece to assess academic suitability.

Months of entry


Course content

Newman’s MA in Contemporary Christian Theology will enable you to develop your interest in theology through an engagement with some of the issues brought to light by our contemporary culture. The programme aims to open up new insights into historical schools of thought and contemporary Christian theologies through an exploration of current issues, such as those surrounding the new biotechnologies, the relationship between science and theology, and eco-feminism. The programme can be studied full-time or part-time.

Opportunities to personalize your studies

All students take the same modules and attend core lectures but where appropriate, seminars and tutorials will allow you to focus on areas of research that interest you.

Study for a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

It is not necessary to take a complete MA degree to enjoy parts of the programme. If you wish, you may complete just two modules of study to gain a Postgraduate Certificate (typically one year of part-time study or one semester of full-time study), or four modules to gain a Postgraduate diploma.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Louise Hickman