MA Theology, Ministry and Mission


When it comes to theology, the deepest rewards come from serious engagement with the Bible and key Christian figures and texts. The MA Theology, Ministry and Mission is part of the suite of Common Awards, validated by Durham University. This part-time programme is offered primarily on Monday mornings in our London centre, with two Saturdays at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire, over two years for students who already have a prior university degree in Christian theology or religious studies. The course is ideal for Theology or Religious Studies graduates looking to advance in higher research, Anglican ordinands, or practising church leaders seeking deeper engagement with core Christian texts and themes.

Students on the MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission choose one of two different optional foci, each of which comes with a suite of related modules. Option 1 focuses on systematic theology and Christian doctrine. Option 2 focuses on Biblical Studies, both Old and New Testaments. Depending on which focus is selected, students will write a graduate dissertation, and complete additional modules such as Advanced Topics in Christian Doctrine, Advanced Study of a Key Theological Text, Advanced Study of a Christian Figure, Advanced Biblical Studies, and The Bible and Christian Faith.

It has been designed with various people in mind, including:

  • Theology graduate ordinands training for ministry.
  • Clergy looking to take their learning further in Continuing Ministerial Education (CME) programmes.
  • Experienced Christian theology graduates seeking deeper engagement with core Christian texts and themes.


Applicants must have a prior degree or Graduate Diploma in Theology (or closely related discipline, for example Religious Studies/Divinity) at a 2:1 or higher level to be eligible for the course.

Students can study this programme at St Mellitus College, London and St Mellitus College, North West.

At present, only Option 1 is available in the North West, subject to sufficient demand. In London, both options are potentially available but are also subject to sufficient demand.

View the programme specifications here, programme regulations here, and the Durham regulations here.

The BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission is validated by Durham University.