Chaplaincy Studies (MTh)
School and health care chaplains (lay or ordained). Those undertaking the course will be involved in some kind of professional chaplaincy, on a full or part-time basis. If appropriate, it is also possible for those who do not work in the chaplaincy field to follow this course.
Offers knowledge and expertise:
To enable you to contribute more fully to your role as a chaplain through development of intellectual competence and research skills, alongside deepening reflective practice and enhanced pastoral activity.
The course aims to inform and enhance professional performance through a two-part programme. Part 1 consists of six essay-assessed modules whose subject matter includes:
- An introduction to practical theology
- The context of chaplaincy
Assessment is by written assignments.
Part 2 consists of a dissertation of approximately 16,000 words on a topic of the student’s choice.
Special features of this course:
- A postgraduate, post-experience course tailored to the needs of chaplains.
- Opportunity to meet and study with chaplains from other sectors.
- Delivered in an ecumenical collegiate environment integrating study, worship and reflection.
- A three year part-time programme offered via four short residential schools per year with individually directed personal study.