Taught course


St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

Students are required to have an honours degree (2:2 minimum) from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an equivalent.

Applicants without such qualifications will be considered for admission if they are deemed to have substantial equivalent qualifications or experience.

Applications may be accepted provisionally to the MA as 'associate' or probationary students. They may transfer to the full programme if their performance during the first semester of their registration is deemed of sufficiently high quality to justify this.

Although rooted in the Catholic theological tradition, the programme's tutors include those from several other Christian communities (including Orthodox and Anglican), and is open to students from all faiths or none.

Months of entry


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.

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

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Julia Priechenfried
020 8240 4089