Through partnership with Ripon College Cuddesdon, we are offering an MA in Mission, Ministry and Theology accredited by Durham University.
The programme consists of six modules assessed by a variety of methods and a dissertation of 12,000 – 15,000 words. Students can complete the programme part time in two or three years.
For those pursuing ordination, you will partner with Ripon College Cuddesdon and attend their residential weekends for further input.
The modules are a selection of:
- Anthropology and Christian mission
- Theology in global perspectives
- Mission and evangelism
- Missional ecclesiology
- Research methods
- Audited modules from the Diploma course such as Missional Entrepreneurship and Bible in Context
The MA guide gives you a flavour of our current course but some changes may take place in future.
Other distinctive components:
- a practical element, where people are challenged to launch new projects as they continue through the course
- worship and prayer together
- an annual retreat or pilgrimage
- sessions with pioneer practitioners
- everyone connects with a mentor
- regular tutorials
- learning as a community
Typically a module consists of five days teaching at Oxford, currently Tuesdays. Some modules are delivered through a residential week. And there will be a few weekends visiting and learning from mission projects and communities.
Below is a short description of the modules:
Reflective Practice: Leadership and Collaboration
A course designed to enable students to discern appropriate models of leadership and evaluate their own experience in leadership. Material is drawn from both secular and Christian contexts.
Anthropology and Christian Mission
A course designed to introduce students to culture, context and worldview. Students will develop their own reflexive capacity in relation to their own cultural background and behaviour.
Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods
A course designed to introduce students to various research methods and approaches to theological reflection. There will be an opportunity to design a research project.
Mission and Ecclesiology in Contemporary Context
A course designed to help students reflect on the role and mission of the church both historically and in the contemporary world bringing their own experience into conversation with various perspectives.
Reflective Practice in Mission and Evangelism
A course designed to help students gain a solid grasp of missiology and to engage with current mission issues through exploration of themes and metaphors. It will also help students to reflect missiologically on their own context and experience.
Theologies in Global Perspective
A course designed to help us engage in theology in the current global context by examining global perspectives on our Bible, faith and mission.
This is completed in the third year of study. It is a piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words enabling the student to follow an area of interest in depth.