University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Christian Ministry

This course has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches. A diverse and exciting range of modules will enhance your theological, liturgical, spiritual and pastoral skills. Your study will consistently ask what is the local and practical importance of key questions and issues. At the end of the course, in the dissertation, you will reflect theologically in depth on your own specific ministerial context. The course is suitable for clergy and laity. There is an increasing diversity in Christian ministry and that provision is only likely to become more varied in the future. Teaching is ecumenical and would be appropriate for those ministers seeking to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of relevant theological areas.

Entry requirements

MA: An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. You will also be required to attend an interview.

Course modules

Year 1: August residential: practical and public theology (core). January residential: pluralism and diversity or the bible and public theology; may residential: practical theology project (core). Year 2: August residential: liturgy and ritual in contemporary culture (core); January residential: Christian ethics in contemporary society or Christian mission in western society; may residential: spirituality (core). Year 3: all year dissertation.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed through a variety of tasks including essays, book reviews, case studies, research project reports, and presentations. The final dissertation is 15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus PO19 6PE South East

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