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What will I learn?

About the Course

The Regents MA in Applied Theology is designed to develop your ability to creatively engage with the problems you encounter in your mission and ministry. The modules seek to foster a depth of biblical insight with (self-) critical theological reflection on a wide variety of relevant topics, challenging your preconceptions, and constructively resourcing your independent and original contributions to the issues explored. The fundamental premise behind our postgraduate programmes is that faith and critical reflection belong together. When faith seeks understanding, the results should include a more coherent, creative application of the Gospel and its life, transforming those implications into the Church, the World and the workplace.

The MA modules cover five significant areas of Applied Theological study, with two modules currently available within each category. The categories include: Biblical Theology, Pentecostal Studies, Mission and Discipleship, Christian Leadership, and Chaplaincy.

The opening module Thinking Theologically introduces you to the skills required for engaging in theological study, allowing you to develop your skill through exploring a topic related to your area of interest. The final dissertation also allows you to investigate a topic relevant to your interests or professional goals. Modules are taught by both the in-house and adjunct faculty, who deliver specialist subject expertise whilst supporting you to become an innovative and independent learner.

Educational Aims of the Programme

  • To offer a postgraduate degree programme in Applied Theology in a full-time or part-time study mode
  • To foster critical and innovative research linked to personal and professional development in five key areas for Pentecostal-Charismatic movements in: Biblical Theology, Pentecostal Studies, Discipleship and Mission, Christian Leadership, and Chaplaincy
  • To comprehensively extend both student knowledge and understanding in the field of Applied Theology, developing critical awareness of the complexity of problems addressed within the discipline
  • To develop systematic conceptual understanding in Applied Theology through critical engagement with current research problems and advanced scholarship, leading to original and creative contributions to the field
  • To develop advanced understanding of the methodologies relevant to Applied Theology, including their critical evaluation and original application to new contexts and research problems
  • To encourage students to act autonomously in planning and implementing a negotiated study, demonstrating both critical selection and evaluation of a comprehensive range of resources at the forefront of current scholarship, including major publications, refereed research articles and primary sources
  • To prepare students for further research at PhD level.

Which department am I in?

Regents Theological College

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Regents Theological College

West Malvern Road,

Malvern,

Worcestershire,

WR14 4AY, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Regents Theological College is an approved academic partner of the University of Chester. The MA in Applied Theology is validated by the University of Chester and students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award. An initial degree in Theology or Applied Theology, and/or Religious Studies; OR An initial degree in another subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in Theology and/or Applied Theology and/or Religious Studies, or substantial related experience; OR A non-graduate qualification, with substantial professional experience in theology or ministry, evidenced in a summary of non-certificated and experiential learning. Students who wish to be admitted on the basis of non-EU previous qualifications are required to submit a certificate of comparison from NARIC upon which their application will be considered. The college is unable to issue CAS numbers for UK visa applications to international students.
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