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Theology and Religious Education (MA)

Duration: 24 months (part-time)

Overview

* This course qualifies for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA in Theology and Religious Education has been designed to cater particularly for the interests and requirements of professionals in the religious education sector, including primary and secondary schools and post–compulsory education, through offering a unique opportunity to combine the study of religious education with theology.

It is a taught MA with a Dissertation component, and draws on the expertise of both the Education Faculty and the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.  During the MA, students are equipped to engage confidently with key debates within religious education and theology to further their professional and personal development.

The MA provides a progression route for those who have completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education with a Religious Education specialism but is not restricted to applicants with this prior qualification.

The MA will normally be taken part-time. The taught courses will be completed in two years followed by completion of the dissertation.

For more information, download the Theology and Religious Education MA Leaflet 

Key Information:

Location:                      Hope Park
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Part Time (2 years)
Start date: September

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The MA consists of three, 60 credit blocks: Religious Education; Theology; the Dissertation. Within the first block, students take two 30 credit courses in religious education that are relevant to the primary or secondary Religious Education classroom. ‘Controversial Issues in Religious Education’ investigates strategies for representing religious traditions in the classrooms and for encountering sensitive and contentious issues. ‘Context, Curriculum and Purposes’ analyses the historical development of philosophies and pedagogies of Religious Education and explores curriculum design.

Within the second block, students take a selection of courses in theology to the value of 60 credits. The courses offered in any one year will vary but could include: Studies in Christology; Studies in Ecclesiology; Theological Issues in Judaism; Living Tradition: Continuity and Change in Western and non-Western Christianity; Pauline Literature.

The Dissertation block includes a Dissertation Preparation module and a 45 credit Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Teaching & Research

A range of different teaching and learning methods will be used including lectures, seminar discussions, textual analysis, student presentations, the analysis of case studies and field work.

Teaching takes place at the weekend and in the evening.

Assessment will normally take the form of an extended essay. Students may also wish to draw on opportunities within the University and the wider community to engage with religious education organisations, and other faith and inter-faith groups within Liverpool’s vibrant and plural religious environment.

Employability

Many schools now expect teachers to have studied to Masters level, especially if they apply for promotion. This course will help teachers enhance the quality of their teaching and their ability to apply for career specific opportunities and promotion to senior leadership.

There is a substantial bursary available for qualified teachers who wish to engage with this programme in order to enhance or develop their leadership skills. Please e-mail schmacj@hope.ac.uk for further details regarding the Culham St Gabriel’s 3f RE bursaries.

Overview

* This course qualifies for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA in Theology and Religious Education has been designed to cater particularly for the interests and requirements of professionals in the religious education sector, including primary and secondary schools and post–compulsory education, through offering a unique opportunity to combine the study of religious education with theology.

It is a taught MA with a Dissertation component, and draws on the expertise of both the Education Faculty and the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.  During the MA, students are equipped to engage confidently with key debates within religious education and theology to further their professional and personal development.

The MA provides a progression route for those who have completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education with a Religious Education specialism but is not restricted to applicants with this prior qualification.

The MA will normally be taken part-time. The taught courses will be completed in two years followed by completion of the dissertation.

For more information, download the Theology and Religious Education MA Leaflet 

Key Information:

Location:                      Hope Park
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Part Time (2 years)
Start date: September

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The MA consists of three, 60 credit blocks: Religious Education; Theology; the Dissertation. Within the first block, students take two 30 credit courses in religious education that are relevant to the primary or secondary Religious Education classroom. ‘Controversial Issues in Religious Education’ investigates strategies for representing religious traditions in the classrooms and for encountering sensitive and contentious issues. ‘Context, Curriculum and Purposes’ analyses the historical development of philosophies and pedagogies of Religious Education and explores curriculum design.

Within the second block, students take a selection of courses in theology to the value of 60 credits. The courses offered in any one year will vary but could include: Studies in Christology; Studies in Ecclesiology; Theological Issues in Judaism; Living Tradition: Continuity and Change in Western and non-Western Christianity; Pauline Literature.

The Dissertation block includes a Dissertation Preparation module and a 45 credit Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Teaching & Research

A range of different teaching and learning methods will be used including lectures, seminar discussions, textual analysis, student presentations, the analysis of case studies and field work.

Teaching takes place at the weekend and in the evening.

Assessment will normally take the form of an extended essay. Students may also wish to draw on opportunities within the University and the wider community to engage with religious education organisations, and other faith and inter-faith groups within Liverpool’s vibrant and plural religious environment.

Employability

Many schools now expect teachers to have studied to Masters level, especially if they apply for promotion. This course will help teachers enhance the quality of their teaching and their ability to apply for career specific opportunities and promotion to senior leadership.

There is a substantial bursary available for qualified teachers who wish to engage with this programme in order to enhance or develop their leadership skills. Please e-mail schmacj@hope.ac.uk for further details regarding the Culham St Gabriel’s 3f RE bursaries.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

t: +44 (0)151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Gergely Juhasz

e: juhaszg@hope.ac.uk

t: 0151 291 3124

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion

Start date: September

How To Apply‌