MA Christian Leadership

Leadership is about influence. Many Christians exert influence over others in all kinds of ways. Some are leaders in the Church setting, either ordained or otherwise, others exercise leadership in ‘secular’ positions. Others are preparing for lives or careers in which they will exercise significant influence over people, organisations and networks. At the same time, many Christians do not know how to link their faith to their sphere of influence. What does it mean to exercise distinctively Christian leadership in the contexts of workplace or church? What has Christian faith to offer as a model of leadership in the 21st century?

The MA Christian Leadership is in high demand. It is designed to help leaders engage in Christian reflection on the sphere in which they are living and working.

There is further formal documentation about this programme which can be found via the following files: programme specifications and Middlesex regulations.


All of the below elective modules are available to study in London according to demand.

Core modules

The programme begins with three core modules:

  • Christian Theology (please note that for this module, MA in Christian Leadership students are co-taught alongside MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission students)
  • Christian Leadership
  • The Theology of Power

Elective modules

Students then choose one of a range of elective modules relating to their chosen career or vocation:

  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Science
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Business and Economics
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Culture and the Arts
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Church
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Spirituality
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Politics
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Medicine
  • Christian Theology in the Context of Leadership: Media

The final piece of work is a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice. This enables them to explore an aspect of Christian Leadership in whatever context they work or will work, in the light of Christian theology.

Written assignments comprise the majority of assessment for the Christian Leadership MA, 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.

Frequently asked questions

Who is the programme for?

The MA in Christian Leadership has been designed with various people in mind, including:

  • Younger Christian graduates entering professional careers in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Theology graduate ordinands training for ministry.
  • Clergy looking to take their learning further in Continuing Ministerial Education (CME) programmes.
  • Experienced Christian graduates already exercising leadership in public life and looking to reflect on their leadership experience as Christians

How is the programme taught?

Teaching is on Monday mornings from 9am – 1pm in London or the North West.  The programme is a mixture of lectures and seminars, with an emphasis on seminar teaching.

The core modules are taught in the autumn and spring terms, with the elective modules being taught in the summer term.  Full-time MA students are in college every Monday during term-time for each of the three terms. Part-time students are in college for the autumn and spring term of year 1, but then join the elective module of their choice in the summer term of year 1 (or in the case of some electives, the autumn term of year 2).

How much does it cost?

To find out more, please visit our Fees page.

Is this programme available for international students?

We're sorry but we're currently unable to offer sponsorship for international students, therefore you would need to acquire a visa for the entirety of the course before applying.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply.


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