Understand a wide range of Christian beliefs, culture and practice worldwide in historical, theological, and social contexts.
About the study area
Christianity has 2.2 billion followers and is one of the oldest religions. It plays an important role in influencing social, political and cultural issues. Study Christian beliefs, cultures and practices worldwide using an interdisciplinary approach that employs theology, history and social scientific methods.
You will study, research and understand the complexity of Christian communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Specialist expertise includes:
- Christianity, society and culture
- Contextual theology
- Mission history
- Interreligious encounter
If you are interested in this study area, you can apply either as a Master of Theology (MTh) or as a Master of Science (MSc); depending on your preference.
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Our postgraduate Degree Finder contains a full programme description, details of entry requirements, fees, scholarships and international student information for this programme. Or see below for a detailed programme structure.
- Selected Themes in the Study of World Christianity – 20 credits
- Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies – 10 credits
- Approaches to Research: World Christianity – 10 credits
- Four optional courses – 80 credits
- 15,000 word dissertation – 60 credits
These courses may change year to year, so please consult the Programme Director for advice on what will be available.
- Christianity and Politics in Latin America – 20 credits
- Christianity in Asia – 20 credits
- Christianity and Colonialism in Africa – 20 credits
- Critical Debates in Christian Mission – 20 credits
- Mission, Migration, and Media – 20 credits
- Theologies of World Christianity – 20 credits
Students often take courses from other masters programmes or language courses (subject to availability and timetabling constraints), such as:
- From diatribe to dialogue in Christian-Muslim relations – 20 credits
- Global Concerns in Public and Political Theology – 20 credits
Students will develop a strong foundation for PhD research in the field or for employment in a range of areas requiring critical analysis and empathetic understanding.
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