York Saint John University

York St John University

Theology and Ministry

This programme allows you to study a range of subjects related to Christian theology and ministry. Although historical aspects of the Christian faith are not excluded as objects of study, the emphasis of the programme is on contemporary expressions of Christian religion and practical, rather than systematic, theology. You can study this programme if your interests are purely theoretical, but there are many opportunities to link theological study with the practice of faith and Christian ministry in particular.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in any subject, however priority will be given to those with degrees in humanities, especially theology and religious studies. Applicants holding a lower 2nd Class Honours degree may be accepted following interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary Christian theology; contemporary Biblical studies; ordinary theology; the Bible and the Church; Church, culture and mission; contemporary Christian ministry; independent study; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 3,500 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 10,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgCert Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01904 876598