University of Chester

University of Chester

Theology, Media and Communication

This course is designed to help students think and reflect theologically on the role of the media in a global society; it is particularly suited to those already working in some aspect of public relations or communications who wish to understand the relationship between religion and contemporary media, or who are looking to make a career in some aspect of religion and communication.

Entry requirements

2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree in theology and/or religious studies; or 2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree in another relevant subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in religious studies or substantial related experience; or evidence of a lower qualification plus substantial appropriate professional or voluntary experience, evidenced in a summary of non-certificated and experiential learning.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to the study of theology, media and communication; independent practice-based module; research dissertation; optional modules: theology, media and communication in social and cultural context; media ethics; the word and the world; spirituality and popular culture.

Assessment methods

The programme operates a range of assessment methods across the various modules, from extended written essays, to literature reviews, enquiry-based research and some online assignments; the subject of the assignment is normally negotiated with the module leader concerned; for a single module, assignments are normally 4000 words or equivalent, and for a double module, 8000 words; the dissertation is normally 16000-20000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning - 1 calendar years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 calendar years
MA Part-time - 3 years
MA Distance learning - 3 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000