BD (Hons), MSc (Non-Western Christianity), PhD (University of Edinburgh)
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.
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.
As is normal for any Postgraduate Programme, applicants must be graduates in some subject, preferably theology or religious studies. If your degree is not in theology or religious studies you will be required to have at least one year of formal Biblical or theological training, and will be required to complete a theological book critique. In addition, you are expected to have a minimum of two years ministry or cross-cultural experience. Those who are doing awards in specialist fields are expected to have a background in arts, contemporary Islamic studies (or religious studies), development, leadership. Alternatively, there is a professional entry route which is open to applicants with good professional qualifications and a minimum of seven years of experience in the mission context. For those for whom English is not a first language, proof of English skills will also be required (IELTS - 7.0 or Cambridge - Proficiency at C grade or above).
An Open University validated MA in Contemporary Mission Studies or Arts with Mission, Development with Mission, Leadership with Mission, an MA in Contemporary Islamic Studies or an MTh in Contextual Theology with Mission.
The MA is delivered through Flexible Delivery Learning (FDL) and can be accessed in two ways:
As an “On Campus” course – the programme is delivered at the College site, which is in a beautiful rural setting here at Easneye House in Ware, Hertfordshire (full-time or part-time).
The MA lasts for 48 weeks.
As an “On Campus” course - Core modules are delivered weekly during the College year; Elective Courses are delivered as Intensive Modules at the beginning and end of the Spring Term.
The Dissertation components are taught weekly in the Winter and Spring Terms – research and writing-up continues till the end of the academic year.
Most modules involve 30 hours of classroom time and classes run from 9:30 -1:00 with a coffee break in between.
There are Research and Dissertation components taught from 2:00 – 3:30 on Monday afternoons.
Lectures generally take up to 8 hours a week. The rest of the week will be spent in self-study, assignments and the development of the research process.
This is a 48 week, full-time programme involving a continuous and sustained workload right till the end of the degree.
Kitchen or maintenance chores are also part of College life both to foster a servant heart and to help to reduce the student’s fees.
The one year full time programme begins late September. You can also study part-time which is the equivalent of two days a week – though, generally students need only be present in college for two sessions a week.
Listen to this exciting short interview with Dr Mark Galpin who will teach Development Studies on the BA and MA courses here All Nations Christian College starting in the new academic year.
Mission Reflection and Integration
Biblical and Theological Foundations
Dissertation/Extended Arts Project (Arts)
Art, Identity and Local Contexts
Worship, music and Liturgy
Leadership in a Mission Context
Strategy in a Mission Context
Principles of Integral Mission and Development
Managing Holistic Programmes and Agencies
Contextual Engagement with Islam
The Qur'an in Comparative Perspective
Missiological Issues in Contextual Theology
Methods and Models of Contextual Theology
For more information about the modules please click here.
MA Contemporary Mission Studies
MA Arts with Mission
MA Leadership with Mission
MA Development with Mission
MA Contemporary Islamic Studies
MTh Contextual Theology with Mission
For more information about exit awards please click here.
The total cost per person for the academic year (2016-17) is £13,395
Please note that All Nations is only designated to provide Undergraduate student loans. We are not designated to provide Post Graduate student loans for 2016-17.
For more information about the breakdown of fees please click here.