A Christmas Reflection – 2017

God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn its people. God sent ...

Research Symposiums on Ageing and Spirituality (in partnership with MHA)

Booking is now open for our Research Symposiums, taking place on ...

Lay Preachers Conference 2018 – All Are Welcome?

The 2018 Lay Preachers Conference has been confirmed and we are happy ...


12 Feb

Winter School: Interested in Embodied Theology?

Led by Jan Berry and Clare McBeath. Spend four days exploring themes ...

12 Feb

Resisting Violence Against Women: Art Exhibition & Lecture

Art Exhibition and Lecture From January 2018, ‘The Manchester ...

12 Mar

Researching Female Faith: Book Launch & Lecture

Book Launch and Lecture On March 12th we are hosting the Manchester ...

MA Contextual Theology

Our postgraduate taught course in contextual theology is designed to enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of Christian faith and theology alongside developing your reflective practice and vocational, ministry and church leadership skills in your own church, community or work context. You are encouraged to relate your learning to your own context, to integrate your academic learning with your your own life and faith experiences, and to develop skills in critical analysis and reflective practice which are essential for effective Christian ministry and mission. The course is validated by the University of Manchester.

Flexible Study Patterns
You can study theology part-time or full-time, with a variety of timetabling patterns to give flexibility, including modules taught for 3 hours a week across 4 or 8 weeks, intensive 4-day block-taught modules, and modules taught in combinations of one and two-day blocks. The courses are modular – you can choose which modules you take, depending on your interests.

Course Content
The modules on our postgraduate taught programme cover a wide variety of topics for you to choose from. They include biblical studies, mission studies and evangelism, world religions and interfaith dialogue, worship and preaching, chaplaincy and education ministries, systematic theology, and much else. More details of the teaching programme offered are available:

You can gain one of the following awards through successful completion of our postgraduate taught programme at different levels:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Contextual Theology (60 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Contextual Theology (120 credits)
  • MA in Contextual Theology (180 credits – including a 60 credit dissertation)

Course Duration
The duration of your postgraduate study programme depends on how many modules you complete each year. Full-time students complete their full course of study in a maximum of 1 academic year. Part-time students have a maximum period of 5 years in which to complete their studies, but many students are able to complete their studies within 3 years by taking a minimum of 60 credits worth of modules per year.