24 Feb

Winter School 2020: Theologies of the Body

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

26 Feb

Ash Wednesday Labyrinth

Led by Revd. Angie Tunstall Designed to accompany our Winter ...

12 Mar

Research Symposium on Ageing and Spirituality – March 2020

This seminar is an opportunity to share current or recent research in ...


A Christmas Reflection – 2019

Sometimes tears are unexpected. Most mornings for me begin in the ...

New Staff Appointments for 2019-20

Northern College is delighted to announce the appointment of two new ...

A Christmas Reflection – 2018

Lo He abhors not, the virgin’s womb My son was at that age when ...

MA Contextual Theology

You are WELCOME! Our postgraduate taught course in contextual theology is designed to enable you to:

  • Enrich your knowledge and understanding of Christian faith and theology
  • Develop your vocational, ministerial and leadership skills in your own church, community, or work
  • Develop skills in reflective practice and critical analysis which are essential for effective Christian Ministry and Mission
  • Integrate your academic learning with your own life and faith experiences, and relate your learning to your own context

The course is validated by the University of Manchester.

Apply here, or, if you have any questions, message us at or telephone us on 0161 249 2504. See below for more information

Flexible Study Patterns
You can study part-time or full-time, with a variety of timetabling patterns to give flexibility, including modules taught 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 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.