Why study at Roehampton

  • Students will reflect upon their experience, acquired as practitioners of Christian mission and ministry, in a structured and rigorous manner.
  • You will generate new knowledge and insights through original research into ministry and mission in the contemporary world.
  • The course will develop your expertise and capacity to think theologically and strategically about concrete issues confronting Christian ministry and mission today.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Enabling those with significant experience of Christian ministry and mission to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular). The course gives you an opportunity to integrate biblical, theological, and empirical studies in the context of Christian spirituality. The aim is to engage faithfully and practically with existing and emerging challenges to Christian ministry and mission in the twenty-first century.

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Key areas of study

  • Research skills and reading seminar (compulsory)
  • Christian ministry in contemporary context
  • Biblical studies in a contemporary ministerial context
  • Theological ideas and debates in a contemporary ministerial context
  • Church mission
  • Dissertation (15,000 words – MA only).

Special features

Historically, the University originated in an amalgamation of individual church colleges. Hence University values are informed by the values of the Christian tradition. In addition, our networks with other local universities and places of learning give Roehampton students access to a range of extra-curricular seminars and other educational events relevant to the study of Christian ministry. The University’s proximity to the centre of London with its rich religious history, its diverse religious communities, and its many museums, art galleries, libraries and places of worship, makes it an ideal venue for those who are interested in exploring the histories, interactions and influences of religious communities in contemporary culture as part of their studies.

Example modules

  • Christian Ministry in Contemporary Contexts
  • Pentecostal Theology and Practice
  • Missiology 

Career options

Students of this course include ordained ministers wanting to pursue continuing ministerial education (CME), and lay Christians seeking careers as practitioners in faith-based or secular organisations. Students may go on to pursue further academic study.




Number of credits

MA: 180; PGDip: 120

Postgraduate entry requirements »


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1 year (full-time); 2-3 years (part-time).

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Tuition fees

£5,800 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£323 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

Studies in Contemporary Catholicism MA »

Theology and Religious Studies MA »

Further information

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