University of Chester
Practical and Contextual Theology
This programme provides students with opportunities to engage in advanced study in practical and contextual theology. In contextual theologies, there are opportunities to study and examine theologies written from, for example, feminist, black, Deaf and disabled perspectives; practical theology takes seriously the relationship between belief and practice both inside and outside of the church. It invites students to interrogate the traditions and ideas that shape the way that individuals, communities, the church, professional organizations, government, institutions etc. operate.
Minimum of upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; relevant professional experience is also taken into account.
Core modules: themes and methods in practical and contextual theology; research methods; plus optional modules in areas such as: International perspectives in faiths and public policy; spirituality and popular culture; religion and disability; secularization and the futures of religions; urban theology; practice-based research project; contemporary issues in public theology; evil in comparative theological perspective; TRS conference study; gender, religion and literature.
Some modules require the student to undertake independent qualitative research by fieldwork, or autoethnographic methods such as journalling; others draw on more conventional text-based modes of study; there are no examinations; research dissertations are required for the full MA.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 425 per Credit module (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 7,920 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 4,140 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Parkgate Road Campus||Chester||CH1 4BJ||North West|
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