Curriculum

This programme consists of six taught modules and a graduate dissertation. Students can focus on either systematic theology or biblical studies.

 

MODULES

Core Modules
  • Advanced Topic in Christian Doctrine
  • Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods

 

Option 1 Modules Option 2 Modules
  • Advanced Study of a Theological Text        
          -  Focus in Biblical Studies
  • Advanced Study of a Theological Text 
          -  Focus on Systematic Theology
  • Advanced Study of a Christian Figure
          -  Focus in Biblical Studies
  • Advanced Study of a Christian Figure
          -  Focus on Systematic Theology
  • The Bible and Christian Faith
  • Advanced Topic in Christian Ethics 
  • Advanced Biblical Studies
  • Methods in Modern Theology

 

module DESCRIPTIONS

  • Methods in Modern Theology: A survey of diverse approaches in modern theology; their contexts, methods and legacies.

  • Advanced Topic in Christian Doctrine: This module will explore the major areas of the doctrine of God.

  • Advanced Study of a Theological Text: As well as in-depth study of the text itself, the course will include examination of the historical context, legacy and application of a major theological text in theology, ministry and mission. Multiple texts are offered for study, relevant to both TMM foci in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology.

  • Advanced Study of a Christian Figure: This module will focus on one major figure from the Christian tradition. Multiple figures are offered for study, relevant to both TMM foci in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology.

  • Advanced Topic in Christian Ethics: This module will focus on one particular moral issue incorporating diverse theological accounts, cultural context, biblical and church historical resources and the issue’s relationship to Christian doctrine.

  • Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods: Advanced methods of critical theological reflection, Interdisciplinary practice and research methods.

  • The Bible and Christian Faith: This module aims to enable students to understand and critically engage with a variety of hermeneutical approaches to the Bible.

  • Advanced Biblical Studies: This module aims to enable students to explore in depth biblical texts from both New and Old Testaments.
     

Dissertation

The final piece of work is a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice. This enables students to identify and study a topic relevant to study and research of theology, ministry and mission in depth.

Written assignments comprise the majority of assessment for the MA Theology, Ministry and Mission, and most of these are essays, but they also include other written assessments like reflective journals and book reviews. Students also have some oral presentations.

For more information on programme content, contact info@stmellitus.ac.uk