Christ the Redeemer’s postgraduate MA programme aims to equip Christian leaders to an advanced level with systematic, theoretical and theological knowledge to develop your leadership and ministry skills at Masters Degree level which will be a basis for them to develop their own theological perspectives and professional practice in leadership and ministry (both in church-based contexts and community settings).
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have developed enhanced skills in critical thinking, and be able to evaluate complex and sometimes contradictory theological viewpoints. You will be able to approach theological texts and ideas with well-developed skills of theological reflection and will be aware of your own theological assumptions, and you will have further enhanced your oral and written communication skills.
The programme is comprised of six 20-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The programme can be taken in either a full-time or part-time mode of study. In full-time mode, students take two 20-credit modules each Term and complete their dissertation once they have completed the taught element of the programme.
In part-time mode, students take one 20-credit module each term over a two-year period followed by the dissertation.
Christian Leadership in the 21st Century
Theoretical frameworks, concepts and arguments that inform contemporary understandings of leadership in the 21st Century; development of Christian leaders which is both informed by and distinctive from secular leadership theory.
Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology
Historical and contemporary developments in Pentecostal and Charismatic theology drawing on scholarship in both Africa and the West and relating this to the changing contexts for the church.
Cross-cultural and multi-directional mission with emphasis on non-Western Christian migration to the West; missiological theory and emerging missional contexts resulting from globalisation, post-Christendom, post-modernism, advances in technology, and changing geopolitical and cultural realities.
Advanced Theological Reflection
Developments within pastoral and practical theology and their implications for theological reflection; the pastoral cycle applied to contemporary leadership and practical ministry issues and challenges; theological reflection from other Christian traditions and the potential uses of these in different ministry contexts.
Research questions and objectives; quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; developing and undertaking postgraduate research projects in theology; preparation for the dissertation.
Church-Planting and Multiplication: Theory and Methods
Contemporary theories, methods and approaches related to church-planting and multiplication; missiological theories and ideas; missional practice; the development of strategic church-planting planning processes and church multiplication movements.
Independent Study Module
An optional module in which students develop an independent learning project on a topic, issue, or ministerial area relevant to the study of the theory and practice of theology, leadership and ministry not covered in other taught modules.
A major research project comprising an extensive review of relevant literature and original field research, including a critical review of research methods, collection of data, analysis, conclusions and recommendations for further research and practical application.
This is a professional programme in theology and Christian ministry: We are looking for a commitment to undertaking Christian ministry in addition to applicants meeting the academic entry requirements below:
- A first degree in theology or a theology-related subject, or equivalent professional experience. Professional experience and/or aptitude for the academic study of theology may be assessed through the submission of written work if the first degree is not theology. Normally, the College expects applicants to have a 2:1 at undergraduate level. Students with a 2:2 degree may be eligible to audit one module and undertake a non-credit-bearing assessment to evaluate their suitability for undertaking the MA degree.
- A basic level of proficiency in Information Technology (especially email and word-processing) is expected of all applicants but developing additional IT skills takes place through the College’s IT skills training programme.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants may be eligible for RPL if they have undertaken similar study at another higher education institution and wish to either transfer individual module credits or transfer directly onto the second or third year of the degree programme if they have a CertHE or Foundation Degree/DipHe respectively.
On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Master of Arts(BA) degree.
Modes of Delivery
Our programme is comprised of six 20-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The programme can be taken full-time or part-time:
- Full-time: You will take two 20-credit modules each term over 1 year and complete your dissertation once you have completed the taught element of the programme.
- Part-time: You will take one 20-credit module each term over a two-year period followed by the dissertation.
Typically, our MA classes are delivered in 3-day teaching blocks once a month (from Thursday at 10am to Saturday at 4pm) at our campus in Harrow, North West London.
Students are assessed using a variety of assignments, class based activities and presentations.
Duration of Programme
- 1 years (full time)
- 2 years (part time)
The course fee for the College’s MA programme is £8,500 per year.
We offer a range of flexible options for you to pay in instalments.
Classroom lessons and our virtual learning environment are used to deliver all resources for this course including:
- Study materials
- Tutor support
- External resources
- Discussion with other students
Full-Time, Part-Time and Blended – September
Fully Online / Distance – Anytime
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