Entry requirements

Students will be accepted on the programme if they have an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent.

Additional requirement information

In some circumstances other qualifications will be accepted after interview, or (exceptionally) other relevant experience and study with evidence of the ability to engage with such a programm

Months of entry


Course content

Why study Christian Spirituality

This master's is designed to offer you the opportunity to study this field in some depth, from historical, theological, psychological and other points of view. The course examines different understandings of how Christians seek to relate to God, the underlying theology and the particular practices or lifestyles that express these understandings.

The search for ‘spirituality’ is one of the most striking aspects of our contemporary Western cultures. In simple terms, the word ‘spirituality’ stands for the way we seek to live out our fundamental beliefs and values. In Christian terms, spirituality is based on a relationship with God, to whom we seek to respond.

Why St Mary's

As an institution we have been at the forefront in the development of spirituality, as an academic discipline. In 2009, we held one of the first European conference connected to its study, the proceedings of which were published as Sources of Transformation: Revitilizing Christian Spirituality (Eds. Peter Tyler and Edward Howells, Continuum 2011).

We have developed on our world-class scholarship and experience in this department into an innovative, stand-alone, MA in Christian Spirituality.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Peter Tyler