MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission
Do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Bible?
Do you want to expand the horizons of your theological understanding?
Do you want to hone your skills for ministry, mission, and leadership?
Do you want to explore how your faith relates to the realities of today’s world?
If so, St Padarn’s MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is the right fit for you.
About the Programme
Our MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is accredited by Durham University, one of the top universities for theology in the world.
St Padarn’s vision for theological education combines academic excellence with commitment to formation and mission, and the MA course is very much a reflection of that vision. It will give you a good grounding in Biblical studies, Christian doctrine, missiology, practical theology, and will allow you to explore topics that are of particular importance to you.
Within your chosen subjects, there will be much freedom to concentrate on your own specific areas of interest or root your study in your own situation or locality.
The MA is aimed primarily at those in lay or ordained Christian ministry. We welcome students from all demoninations and theological traditions.
The course is also suitable for people who work for para-church organisations, whose mission field is the ‘secular’ workplace, or who seek to serve their local church in an informal capacity.
Theology or religious studies graduates who want to further their learning will find it equally valuable.
How the course is delivered
This is a flexible, part-time course (two years plus dissertation), designed to serve people who juggle a variety of demands and commitments. It is taught in a way that gives freedom to those who are busy with ministry, who have other jobs, or who live further away.
The MA is delivered through three residentials per year supplemented by online provision and support. The residentials take place from Monday to Wednesday at our site in Cardiff, where we enjoy an extensive library and well-equipped teaching rooms. You are welcome to worship alongside members of our theological college in our attractive chapel. Our en-suite accommodation is modern and purpose-built.
|22- 24 January 2024
|9th-11th Sept. 2024
|29 April - 1 May 2024
|27th-29th Jan. 2025
|7th-9th April 2025
Meet the students:
Applicants will normally have a first degree in Theology or Religious Studies.
There are alternative entry routes that allow people without formal theological education but with significant experience of ministry to apply. If that is you, please contact us for more information
The Modules you will study
To complete this Master’s programme you will need to take a total of 180 credits. This includes six taught modules (120 credits) and on successful completion of this taught stage you will progress to your dissertation (60 credits). Students normally take three taught modules per year.
Modules you will study
Course fees are spread over 3 years. For students beginning their studies in 2023/2024 the following course fees will apply:
En-suite, accommodation is available on site at a cost of £180 per residential, full-board.
Students may be eligible for postgraduate loans/grants through Student Finance. To find out please contact Student Finance for the home nation where you usually live:
English Students: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance
Welsh Students: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/
Scottish Students: https://www.saas.gov.uk/
N Irish Students: https://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/
The Application Process
We welcome applications year-round but to commence your studies in any given year (starting September), you must submit your application by 31 July.
You can view a Brochure for the course here
See more information regarding Postgraduate Study at St Padarn's here