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MA in Theology (Community Development and Social Change)



What will I learn?

Course Overview

The Master of Arts in Theology (Community Development and Social Change) pathway is aimed at students from a wide range of backgrounds, academic traditions and spiritualities, who have a critical curiosity and a sense of call to both understand and have an impact on their world, through faith based community development.

Students will enjoy a unique learning experience, situated in the College’s ethos, where teachers and fellow learners explore crucial issues to the development of communities and cities, drawing on insights and traditions of theology and community development in order to develop their own deep and grounded analysis of their world, and engage in its transformation. They will have the opportunity to explore new ways to re-see and reimagine their world and their relationship to it, and in doing so, develop approaches that help others to re-see and reimagine their own worlds. This is one of the foundations for real, sustained social change.

This spiritual, philosophical, political and practical journey is both deeply personal and intentionally collective.

Nazarene Theological College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering programmes developed by Nazarene Theological College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester.

Which department am I in?

Nazarene Theological College

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£11,700.00 (US$ 14,394) per year
Dissertation Fee £400.00. Re-registration/Resubmission Fee (Dissertation) - £200.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023


Nazarene Theological College

Dene Road,



M20 2GU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree must normally have a good honours degree in a relevant subject to be admitted to the course. Those who hold a good honours degree in a non-theological discipline may be asked to complete NTC’s pre-MA foundational course as a bridge into the MA in Theology (Community Development and Social Change). Students are referred onto this programme as part of the MA in Theology (Community Development) admissions process. Those who do not have the formal qualifications necessary to gain entry directly on to the MA courses are able to apply to the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. The Diploma is identical to the MA in all aspects except that the PGDip does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. The Postgraduate Certificate requires completion of TWO taught units (60 credits) including required unit(s), does not require the completion of a dissertation and it does not require the same standards of achievement. Students who wish to progress on to complete the MA may do so, provided they have performed at the required level. All teaching at the College is conducted in English, so applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English through completion of an IELTS test with acceptable scores, or the equivalent. If you are a candidate for a postgraduate course, you will need a minimum IEL TS score of 6.5, or its equivalent, overall. You are responsible for arranging to take the appropriate test and for submitting the documentary evidence.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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