Most MA teaching is delivered through small group seminars and tutorials. These exemplify and encourage the various skills and practices required for independent scholarly engagement with texts and issues.
Teaching in the Department of Theology & Religion is ‘research led’ at both BA and MA levels, but particularly at MA level. Research led teaching is informed by staff research, but more importantly it aims to develop you as independent researchers, able to pursue and explore your own research interests and questions. This is why the independently researched MA dissertation is the culmination of the Christian Theology (Catholic Studies) course offered by Durham University. Such engagement with texts and issues is not only an excellent preparation for doctoral research, it also develops those skills of critical analysis, synthesis and presentation sought and required by employers.
Many MA classes will contain a ‘lecture’ element, conveying information and exemplifying an approach to the subject-matter that will enable you to develop a clear understanding of the subject and improve your own ability to analyse and evaluate information and arguments. Seminars enhance knowledge and understanding through preparation and interaction with other students and staff, promoting awareness of and respect for different viewpoints and approaches, and developing skills of articulacy, advocacy and interrogation. Through small group discussions and tutorials, feedback is provided on completed work, with the opportunity to discuss specific issues in detail, enhancing knowledge and writing skills.
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- Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology
- Conceiving Change in Contemporary Catholicism
- Christian Gender
- Principles of Theological Ethics
- Patristic Ecclesiology
- Patristic Exegesis
- Catholic Social Thought.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies View 142 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.
The two principal exceptions to this rule are as follows:
- Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on
- Students from overseas universities who have successfully reached a point in their theological studies comparable with completion of a British BA at the standard noted above
International18300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time Fees
- EU Student: £4,300.00 per year
- International non-EU Student: £10,100.00 per year
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.