University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Public Theology

The course has been specifically designed to develop and enhance skills as a public theologian. Students will explore the important role and contribution of theological ideas to public debates and issues. The course is ecumenical and would be appropriate for those with a background in theology seeking to improve significantly their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of important areas. The course will develop a set of practical and public theological skills. At the beginning of the course students will explore critically the methodological presumptions which underpin practical and public theology. This provides a grounding for theological engagement with public issues. Students may then undertake advanced study in important topics such as ethics, pluralism and diversity, liturgy and ritual, spirituality, biblical studies, and missiology.

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: practical and public theology (core); pluralism and diversity or the bible and public theology; practical theology project (core). Year 2: liturgy and ritual in contemporary culture (core); Christian ethics in contemporary society or Christian mission in western society; spirituality (core). 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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