Taught course

Theology

Institution
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry students normally are required to have an honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject or equivalent. Students without such qualifications will be considered for admission if they are deemed to have substantial equivalent qualifications or experience.

There are three pathways within this programme:- Chaplaincy and Ministry- Christian Spirituality - Systematic Theology

Months of entry

September

Course content

Theology is primarily concerned with how we live out and understand our Christian faith. As well as teaching the theoretical aspects of the faith, our postgraduate theology programmes have always placed a special emphasis on the application of theology to specific practical situations and the preparation and formation of people for Christian ministry in a fast moving age:

'Theology has importance for the Church in every age so that it can respond to the plan of God "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim 2:4). In times of great spiritual and cultural change, theology is all the more important.' (Donum Veritatis, 1)

At St Mary's we are particularly concerned that academic theology should be in the service of the churches, the world, and wider society. For over a decade we have worked directly with numerous Roman Catholic Dioceses to deliver a comprehensive training in ministry. Consequently we now offer three specialist postgraduate theological pathways:

  • Chaplaincy and Ministry;
  • Christian Spirituality;
  • Systematic Theology.

It is possible to study for three postgraduate qualifications in Theology: the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree. Each builds on the other so having completed the two core modules of the course you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate. If you successfully complete the Optional Modules you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma and if this is followed with the Dissertation you will be eligible for the Masters degree.

St Mary's now has agreements with the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Northampton, Portsmouth, and Plymouth, and the Southern Permanent Diaconate Formation Programme. We teach the MA at Saturday classes in Ashburton (Devon), Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire), Winchester (Hampshire) and - for those training for Catholic diaconal ministry - Wonersh (Surrey).

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment57
Dissertation25
Reflective Practice18

Course contact details

Name
Fiona Nye
Email
fiona.nye@stmarys.ac.uk
Phone
020 8240 4089
Fax
020 8240 4255