The MTh Theology in Scriptural Context offers the opportunity both to explore and to reflect critically upon the doctrine of Scripture and other aspects of theology within an evangelical and reformed theological context. The programme could serve as an excellent preparation for further academic theological study by research, but it will have a wider appeal, for example to pastors who wish to have an academic and stimulating challenge to think biblically and explore the interface between Scripture and a range of issues. The next entry point for both full-time and part-time study is August 2014. Applications should be submitted by June 24th, 2014.
Normally, applicants should have an upper second class honours degree in a discipline relevant to the subject area. Applicants may also be admitted who have achieved an aggregate of 50% in the WEST Graduate Diploma in Theology. Alternatively, admission on the basis of experience in a responsible role relevant to the programme may be permitted, if the applicant is deemed capable of meeting the demands of the programme. This experience must be of at least two years’ duration and should normally have been in a full-time position. International applicants should also note the English language admission requirements which may found by following this link: http://www.west.org.uk/admissions/ The admission process requires applicants to submit an application form supported by at least two references. All applicants are interviewed, either in person or using telephone or Skype. In the case of applicants applying for entry on the grounds of experience, other appropriate methods may be used in addition.
PART TWO 15,000 word dissertation, which is worth 60 credits An overview of the MTh modules can be found here.
The MTh programme may be completed in slightly over a year on a full-time basis from the late August/September start date. Full-time students complete the taught modules by June and commence the dissertation immediately for submission in the following October. The MTh may also be completed on a part-time basis taking up to 5 years. Part-time students may enrol to start in August/September or, alternatively, in January.
Six intensive teaching weeks are scheduled each year. Two weeks follow the late August bank holiday, two are held in early January and two are held in March (the dates of the latter vary according to the timing of Easter). A full-time student will typically need to attend all 6 teaching weeks in order to complete the necessary number of modules in the academic year. The schedule and dates of teaching weeks for 2013/14 is available here as a PDF file for you to download.The schedule and dates of teaching weeks for 2014/15 are available here as a PDF file for you to download.
Please see tuition fees.
Rev Iwan Rhys Jones (Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies)
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This programme is validated by the University of Chester.