PG Diploma, MA
The Black Theology pathway for the MA in Theology and Transformative Practice is validated by Birmingham Newman University. Most students will take the taster module and then progress with three modules to complete a postgraduate Diploma. A dissertation of 15,000 words completes the MA.
The modules typically are:
Research Methods for contextual transformative practice
Worship, preaching and pastoral care in a diverse church
Transformative Womanist Theology
The modules are taught on Saturdays, online, over a 2-year period, and are chosen to focus on ministry and social concerns employing Black theological themes and concepts for Church and community. They are designed to develop critical thinking skills for transformative practice informed by current scholarship and research in Black and Womanist Theology.
Who is it for?
- Church leaders, leaders of ministries, laity, community activists, and graduates
- Anyone with a first degree in any discipline (or a relevant degree, 2.2 or above)
- Anyone with prior theological education to Diploma level together with relevant previous experience or a professional accreditation such as ordination or equivalent.
- Anyone who has successfully completed the PG taster course.
Frequently asked questions
How much work will I need to do for the PG Diploma?
You will need to complete a total of four modules (6,000 words of assessed work for each)
There is no dissertation
How much work will I do for the MA Degree?
You will need to complete a total of four modules (a total of 6,000 words of assessed work for each module)
A dissertation of 15,000 words
What about funding?
There is no bursary for the PG Diploma or MA programme
Funding for the MA programme is available via Student Finance England (dependent on eligibility)
Student finance is not available for the PG Diploma programme
What will I achieve?
Both the PG Diploma and MA programme are validated by Birmingham Newman University
On successful completion, candidates will be awarded a PG Diploma or MA in Theology and Transformative Practice
If you like to get a feel of theology studies before starting your undergraduate studies, please enquire about our Postgraduate Taster course.
For further enquiries about admissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.