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.

  • 2017 the library acquired the Franciscan Study Collection from the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury.

Why study Christian Spirituality?

This master’s 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.

Study Details:

Module Details:

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

Student Destinations

This degree has flexibility for students, allowing you to study part-time. This enables you to continue professional development alongside various forms of Christian ministry and leadership. Or on a personal level this MA is a way of continuing your interests, while enhancing your future employability or advancement to more senior roles.

This advanced education in Christianity would open specific opportunities in school teaching, and work with Christian or other charities and agencies.

The skills acquired through this programme will provide an education which sensitises you to engaging with religious and ethical ideas from other times, cultures and places. Thus, it will equip you to go into a profession that engages with cross-cultural situations, such as non-governmental organisations in the UK and overseas, international relations, and the civil service.

Finally, the increasing role of psycho-spiritual formation in counselling and psychological settings is reflected in our optional module, Spiritual Direction, Psychology and Spiritual Formation, which will prove valuable if you want to pursue a career in these areas.


Home/EU: £6,490 International: £13,650

Entry Requirements

Students will be accepted on the programme if they have an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent.

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