Taught Masters Programme

MLitt Theology, Worldview, and Culture (Subject to validation) content

MLitt Theology, Worldview, and Culture (Subject to validation)

This new taught masters degree is rooted in a Reformed position, and explores the relationships between theology and worldview, the importance of the doctrine of creation for Christian theology, and the way in which Christian traditions have conceived of the concept of culture. These main themes are then employed to reflectively engage with aspects of contemporary society.

Students will be introduced to a multi-disciplinary consideration of an integrative Christian theology that will invite them to engage positively with the whole of life in the contemporary world. The programme will equip ministers and church workers, along with theologically-informed professionals, public servants, artists, and businesspeople with the skills and knowledge to analyse and understand the contemporary cultural landscape. Students will begin to address the opportunities and challenges faced by society and the church.

What's special about this programme?

  • Flexible in Delivery: the programme is delivered on-line with a seminar structure conducive to participation by part-time students.

  • Integrative in Theological Vision: the programme structure and material invite students to reconsider the common sacred-secular divide, and to explore an integrative account of creation and salvation
  • Contemporary in Perspective: the programme will help you to reflectively engage with, for example, contemporary art or science, or business practice – depending on your own interests, experience or expertise.

  • Practical in Outlook: the programme will move you towards a consideration of praxis: How Then Shall We Now Live?

  • Communal in Emphasis: the programme aims to create, sustain and develop a community of learning, including an optional biannual in-person weekend in the Highlands.

Entry Requirements

  • Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Theology at 2:1 or above.
  • If you have a degree in another subject area (cognate or non-cognate) your application will be considered on an individual basis. This may include an on-line interview.

Course begins September 2023, get in touch with us to register your interest

Programme Modules

Foundations modules:

  • Theology & Worldview: the inevitability and formative power of worldviews
  • The Doctrine of Creation: the significance of God as Creator and the created world for Christian theology
  • Culture & Society: a historical survey of Reformed approaches

Towards Praxis modules:

  • The People of God: the vocation and praxis of the Church
  • The Land: stewardship, community, place and play
  • The Polis: practicing a Christian engagement with culture

Research Dissertation module

Programme Duration

  • Full time 1 year
  • Part time over 3 years