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Wilma Davies

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MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission Online

N.B All Nations will be developing and revalidating the MA programme during the 2017/18 academic year. With this in mind, the College has decided to run modules that can be accessed in full online as opposed to the modules which have blended residential elements. This is just for 2017/18 only.

This means that only the MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission and the Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Mission Studies will be on offer. Once the revalidation process is complete, we will be able to outline what courses will be available in future years. We apologise for any disappointment caused by this decision.
 

Masters Online

Why choose the Masters Online?

Since 1992, the All Nations Masters programme has attracted Christian workers from around the world. It is ideally suited for those who have some years of Christian ministry experience and want to reflect on their practice, but it is an MA Programme validated by the Open University to the exacting UK postgraduate degree standards. In recent years, we have been encouraged by the high ratio of completing students achieving Merit and Distinction awards.

What is the Masters Online?

If you are already serving in mission and would benefit from further research and study in contemporary mission issues then the Masters is for you.

It is particularly aimed at those who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the range of issues within the discipline of mission studies. It has biblical, theological, historical, cultural, creative and religious dimensions.

Students will gain a wide grasp of current thinking, trends and developments in global Christianity and will sharpen their missiological understanding of the Bible.

Who leads the Masters Online Programme?

Dr Warren R. Beattie BD, MSc (Non-Western Christianity), PhD (Edin) is the programme leader for the Masters - an ordained minister, who has spent 20 years working in Asia, he has experience in theological education and training students from many different countries. Warren is very interested in mission research and has written and spoken on contextualization and mission studies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific: Warren is the editor of Ministry Across Cultures: Sharing the Christian Faith in Asia;  he was editor of the Mission Round Table journal and he has contributed to three volumes of the Globalization of Mission series (WEA); he also speaks Korean and has been invited to participate in Korean-medium mission conferences like the Bangkok Forum and Sorak Forum.

Alongside Warren, other All Nations tutors and visiting lecturers teach on the Masters programme.

Awards offered (for 2017–18 entry):

All online courses are part-time, so students need to create time to study at least two days/week on average. 

MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission (three years):

Year 1   Core Modules
M1         Introduction to Mission, Research and Integration – online interactions supported by skype with some input via recorded PowerPoint. 
M2B       Biblical Foundations – via skype with residential class.   Term 1, Monday mornings, weekly for 10 weeks. 
M2T       Theological Foundations – via skype with residential class.  Term 1, Tuesday mornings, weekly for 10 weeks.
M3         Anthropological Foundations – via skype with residential class.  Term 2, Monday mornings, weekly for 10 weeks.

There will be some online interactions for reflection in students’ own time – following our normal online teaching.

Year 2   Elective Modules
M8         Missiological Issues in Contextual Theology – Term 1/2 online materials.
M9         Methods and Models of Contextual Theology – Term 2/3 online materials.
M14       Extended essay on a topic of your choice – Term 2/3 supported by online tutorial with supervisor.

Year 3   Dissertation
M15       Research Methods and preparation of proposal - Term 1 online materials and skype / MA Team interactions.
Writing of Dissertation – with 6 skype meetings providing up to 8 hours supervision with a nominated supervisor.

Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Mission Studies (one year).
Students will follow the Core Modules as above.

Students who pass the PG Cert would be eligible to go on to do the Diploma and MA in the future, subject to the details of the regulations at that point in time.

What are the entry criteria?

For MTh: A BA in Theology or Religious Studies is required.
For PG Cert: There are two entry paths:

  • Any BA level degree plus two years’ experience in mission/ministry, plus two modules in Bible/Theology or our Bridging Course. 
  • Any professional qualifications plus 7 years’ experience in mission/ministry plus two modules in Bible/Theology or our Bridging Course. 
    • For those for whom English is not a first language, proof of English skills will also be required (IELTS – 7.0).

What qualification will I get?

An Open University validated PG Cert in Contemporary Mission Studies or MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission.

How is the course delivered? 

These two courses are totally online. Some modules will require attendance via Skype, others have online materials to read and interact with.  Most modules will require online presentations and interactions with other students. 

What sort of work load can I expect?

The MTh lasts for 3 years (plus an introductory period of preparation and pre-reading).  
The PG Cert for 1 year. 

Year 1: Pre-reading and study skills (from 1st August) followed by class attendance via Skype (from 25th September) for two terms.  Online interactions will continue throughout the year but written work will be completed during Term 3. Approximately 10–15 hours each week for 12 months.  See Core Modules above. 

Year 2 (MTh): pre-reading followed by two Contextual Theology modules, delivered entirely through online interactions and self-study and an Extended Essay on a missional theme. Approximately 10–15 hours of study each week for 12 months.

Year 3 (MTh): Dissertation Module – entirely online involving 10–15 hours of study each week for 12 months.

When can I start?

The pre-reading and study skills phase will begin on 1st August 2017 (classes from 25th September), so the application procedure needs to be completed by then.
 

Key Information

  • Modules
  • Awards
  • Course Fees
  • Core Modules
    Mission Reflection and Integration
    Biblical and Theological Foundations
    Anthropological Foundations

    Electives
    Missiological Issues in Contextual Theology
    Methods and Models of Contextual Theology
    Extended Essay

    Dissertation
    Proposal
    Dissertation

    For more information about the modules please click here.

  • MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission

    PG Cert in Contemporary Mission Studies

     

    For more information about awards please click here.

  • The total cost per person for the academic year (2017-18) is £2,575

    For more information about the breakdown of fees please click here.

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