Liverpool Hope University’s MA African Christianity engages with one of the most vibrant and exciting dimensions of Christianity in the world today. Students will study the worship, faith and life of African Christians – both in their historic and contemporary dimensions, within Africa and across the world. Access to the degree will be facilitated by the blended learning approach that it follows – combining classroom and on-line line learning. Students will have monthly monitoring conversations with supervisors using Hope’s Moodle and where necessary, via other platforms such as Skype
Student must take the following core modules:
Students take four of the following elective modules:
After this, students will have to write a dissertation (60 Credits).
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree not necessarily in Theology or Religious Studies.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.
For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages.
You will be studying within our Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies which is a high-profile department with a strong research reputation. All academic staff are research-active, publishing and contributing to the development of their disciplines in the UK and overseas. This is reflected back in your teaching and learning. The programme itself draws on the internationally acknowledged research expertise of existing members of the Department and that of our visiting Professorial staff. The Department has high quality expertise in African Christianity and Theology. The Department also houses the Andrew Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity — a great collection of resources that will make your learning experience better.
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:
£5,200 per course
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.
The program opens up a vast array of career opportunities as you develop your wide range of knowledge- and skill-bases with theories and experiences that can be applied in a variety of contexts; from congregational ministry to mission agencies and diplomatic organisations. As a graduate of this program, you will be empowered as a cross-cultural African minister in the Diaspora, or as foreign missionaries serving among Africa peoples, or as a cultural interpreter in a diplomatic agency like the UN. You will also be equipped for further studies if you are interested in a PhD.