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Christian Spirituality MA, PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • Price On Request Course Fee

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Course Description

This course would allow you to explore the richness of Christian spirituality through historical, anthropological and theological lenses. It integrates theory with practice, and will be particularly appealing if you are in ministry, contemplating ministry or wanting to discover more about this exciting area.

This masters is designed to offer you the opportunity to study this field in some depth, from historical, theological, psychological and other points of view. The course examines different understandings of how Christians seek to relate to God, the underlying theology and the particular practices or lifestyles that express these understandings.

The search for ‘spirituality’ is one of the most striking aspects of our contemporary Western cultures. In simple terms, the word ‘spirituality’ stands for the way we seek to live out our fundamental beliefs and values. In Christian terms, spirituality is based on a relationship with God, to whom we seek to respond.

As an institution we have been at the forefront in the development of spirituality, as an academic discipline. In 2009, we held one of the first European conference connected to its study, the proceedings of which were published as Sources of Transformation: Revitilizing Christian Spirituality(Eds. Peter Tyler and Edward Howells, Continuum 2011).

We have developed on our world-class scholarship and experience in this department into an innovative, stand-alone, MA in Christian Spirituality.

This course would allow you to explore the richness of Christian spirituality through historical, anthropological and theological lenses. It integrates theory with practice, and will be particularly appealing if you are in ministry, contemplating ministry or wanting to discover more about this exciting area. This masters is designed to offer you the opportunity to study...

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Course Content

Please note: in any given year not all modules will be offered, only a selection according to staff availability and student demand. The course will be taught on eight Saturdays at St Mary’s University.

Modules

  • Aspects of Biblical Interpretation 
  • Christianity in Dialogue 
  • Contemplative and Monastic Spirituality 
  • Marian Studies 
  • Mystical Theology 
  • Spiritual Direction, Psychology and Spiritual Formation 
  • Systematic Theology and Contemporary Themes 
  • The Mendicants: Franciscan, Dominican and Carmelite Spirituality 
  • The Theologies of Liberation and Political Theology 
  • Foundations of Christian Spirituality CORE

Please note: in any given year not all modules will be offered, only a selection according to staff availability and student demand. The course will be taught on eight Saturdays at St Mary’s University. Modules Aspects of Biblical Interpretation  Christianity in Dialogue  Contemplative and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Part Time, 3 years

September, 2019

Price on Request

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Entry Requirements

In some circumstances other qualifications will be accepted after interview, or (exceptionally) other relevant experience and study with evidence of the ability to engage with such a programme.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

In some circumstances other qualifications will be accepted after interview, or (exceptionally) other relevant experience and study with evidence of the ability to engage with such a programme. International requirements International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first...

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Assessment Methods

The degree is assessed by essays and other coursework set for the taught part (120 credits) and by a dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation will be on an agreed topic and will be up to 15,000 words.

The degree is assessed by essays and other coursework set for the taught part (120 credits) and by a dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation will be on an agreed topic and will be up to 15,000 words.

Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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