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Applied Theology, M.Th.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (WUR) ,
The MTh in Applied Theology is designed to enable theological reflection upon experience in pastoral practice mainly, but not only, in the context of ministry in the Church. It may be taken if you hold a pastoral appointment at present, or if you are able to include a period of approved pastoral experience in your course of study for the MTh.

About

The MTh is divided into two parts. Part I is one year of taught study when full-time students must be resident in Oxford and part-time students must attend classes in Oxford once a week.
In Part II of the MTh, you will write a dissertation on an agreed topic in practical theology. This dissertation can be completed part-time with no requirement to be permanently resident in Oxford.
The MTh may be taken either full-time (residential) in two years, or part-time in three or four years. You may transfer from full-time to part-time after the first year.

Graduate destinations
  • Students who leave the University of Oxford with graduate degrees in theology enter a variety of careers all around the world. The majority who gain the MTh Applied Theology secure employment as, for example, vicars, priests or church workers. Some progress to careers such as school teachers, social workers or military officers.

Programme Structure

You will choose two further units from the following options:
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Pastoral Psychology
  • Science and Faith in the Modern World
  • The Use of the Bible
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Liturgy and Worship
  • Christian Ethics
  • Mission in the Modern World
  • Inter-faith Dialogue
  • Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Context

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    110

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    191

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree, as a minimum, in theology, religious studies or another closely related field. Entrance is very competitive.

If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

Other examination results may be submitted alongside degree qualifications. If offered, the minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores normally sought are 160 in verbal reasoning, 5.0 in analytical writing and 150 in quantitative reasoning.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10460 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Part-time study

EU/EEA 5230 GBP per yearNON-EU/EEA 11975 GBP per year

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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