Taught course


University of Chester · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional/ministerial qualifications and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides students with the opportunity to engage in advanced study in Christian theology, biblical studies, theological ethics and related disciplines. It is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of Christian doctrine, informed by an in-depth engagement with figures and texts throughout the history of the Christian tradition. It will appeal to those looking to extend their undergraduate studies in theology and related fields, those seeking professional development, those interested in furthering their knowledge of the Christian faith and its effects on society and culture, and those considering pursuing a research degree in theology.

Programme Structure:

Core module:

  • Key Theological Texts

Optional modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Contextual Theology
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Theology
  • Gender, Religion and Culture
  • Jews, Christians and Pagans 168BCE - 132CE
  • Martyrdom and Suicide in the Ancient and Modern World
  • Evil in Comparative Theological Perspective
  • Contemporary Religion: Shifting paradigms and patterns
  • Religion and Disability
  • Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Dissertation (MA students).

This programme is available entirely through online distance learning.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 36 months
distance learning
24 - 36 months


part time
12 - 24 months
distance learning
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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