The MA is a rigorous programme that enables you to study theology at a more advanced level, taking an even more specialised approach to the different theological disciplines than is possible in the BA (Hons) programme. MA students take a compulsory module on hermeneutics and epistemology, which is common to all of our postgraduate programmes, and write either a long dissertation or a short dissertation and a short project. In addition, MA students have the freedom to choose a further 90 credits worth of taught modules. The programme is designed to foster independent research and to allow you to take electives from across the theological disciplines or to specialise in a particular discipline. The MA may be taken either full time over 12 months or taken part time over 24 months. There is provision for Anglican Ordinands who are already Theology graduates to study on the MA part-time, alongside a suite of placements and modules at Level 5 which will provide specific Anglican training. The normal period of registration for an Ordinand on the MA programme is 22 months, comprising four academic semesters and one summer period. The student studies 120 credits worth of Level 7 modules over four academic semesters, together with dissertation preparation. Intensive dissertation work is allowed by the intervening summer period, but completion of the dissertation package is only required by the end of August of the second year. Further details about this pathway are available from the Admissions Office. The information provided about the Master of Arts Theology is subject to the Postgraduate Programmes Review which we anticipate taking place early in 2022. This is part of a standard pattern of programme review and revalidation. The revalidated postgraduate programmes will offer a broader range of elective modules, especially in the areas of doctrine and church history, and modules which are designed to integrate theological disciplines.
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