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The MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is a 180 credit award for Church of England Ordinands sponsored for three years’ study who have either a Certificate in theology or equivalent, and a 2:1 degree in any subject or a 2:1 degree in theology.   The academic award is validated by Durham University, through the Common Awards framework.

The pathway has been formulated with ministerial formation in mind; it includes both accredited and unaccredited elements.

This is our 2019/20 programme; our revised 2020/21 Curriculum is being finalised following a comprehensive review and will be announced shortly.

Year One:

Term 1:Advanced Study of a Christian Figure
Introduction to Christian Worship
Term 2:Mission and Ecclesiology in a Contemporary Context
Pastoral Practice on Baptism
Term 3 & Summer School:Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods

Year Two:

Term 1:The Bible and The Christian Faith
Term 2:Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Residentials:Spirituality 2
Pastoral Practice on Funerals
Term 3 & Summer School:Pastoral Care

Year Three:

Term 1:Dissertation
Term 2:Leadership and Theology for Ministry and Mission
Residentials & Easter School:Preparing for Ordination
Key Issues in Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Pastoral Practice on Marriage
Specialist Themes in Christian Worship

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