Taught course

Christian Theology

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although every application is considered in its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of professional qualification and relevant experiences.

Candidates with a lower degree classification or no degree may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master’s level if satisfactory progress is made.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Theology is one of the broadest and most comprehensive fields of study. Though it is sometimes assumed to be a discipline reserved for clergy; in reality, theology addresses questions that are ultimately of interest to everyone. Why do we exist? What is the good life, and how can we live it? Is there a God? And if there is a God, what is God like?

Theology asks the biggest human questions in order to better understand our every-day lives. Theology is unique as a discipline, because it is a conversation about everything. And students in theology at UWTSD will have the opportunity to study everything – from history and philosophy, to hermeneutical theory and sociology, to culture and ethics.

The MTh in Christian Theology allows students to explore the big questions of human existence through engagement with the teachings and traditions of the Christian church. But the programme as a whole is broad-minded and open to people of all religious persuasions.

The MTh is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study for distance learners. All module content is available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and students will be supported throughout their studies with regular access to their module tutors, either one-to-one (by email, Skype, phone), in groups (using media such as Skype), or via VLE module discussion forums or wikis.

In Part I, students study one compulsory 30 credit module and three optional 30 credit modules (which totals 120 credits).

In Part II, students undertake a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of a seasoned academic with a proven record of research in the field of Christian theology. Whether your goal is to develop the beginnings for further doctoral research, or just to indulge curiosity, the dissertation provides you the chance to develop and explore your own research interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MTh
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Tim Baylor