Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
If you have professional experience of ministry in church and community settings, or are a graduate pursuing vocational training for parish ministry, this masters programme will ensure that you are equipped with new skills and knowledge to help people meet the complex challenges of modern life.
A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent. Any experience of ministry in a voluntary or professional capacity in a church, chaplaincy, professional, or community setting will also be considered.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This programme has been specifically designed for those training for, or already practising in, ministry. We offer an unrivalled diversity of course content and teaching expertise.
Individual courses are structured to promote engagement in close reading of appropriate practical theological texts and to develop skills in the analysis of ministry situations in a church, chaplaincy or community setting.
Our programme will reinforce, challenge, inspire and refresh anyone engaged in, or preparing for, Christian ministry.
This programme runs biennially. Please contact the Programme Director if you are interested in making an application.
This programme is run over 12 months full time (or 24 months part time). You will be taught in small seminar classes, led by world-class academics from a variety of theological disciplines and with a range of ministerial experience.
You will learn through class discussions, the presentation of case studies and personal reflections on ministry. You will be given training in research methods and will receive individual supervision for your 15,000-word dissertation.
You will take three optional courses to expand your knowledge and understanding in divinity disciplines including theological and biblical studies, religious history and mission studies, Christian ethics and media studies, handling conflict and reflective practice.
You can include another postgraduate course offered elsewhere in the School of Divinity; a course from the undergraduate honours programme; and a course from another School, at the discretion of the Programme Director and subject to availability.
The programme is designed to give you enhanced professionalism and expertise for careers in the ministry.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013