Masters Programme by Distance Learning offered by
Mattersey Hall Christian College, UK
- About Mattersey Hall Christian College
Mattersey Hall is a Christian College with a vision to form the next generation of Christian leaders. It does this through training and education that is both innovative and marked by academic excellence, designed to achieve productive Christian service in leadership and ministry .
Mattersey Hall Christian College has been a leading Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian College since it was founded in London in 1909. We champion the cause of raising and training well-equipped leaders and prepare our students to be effective, skilled people ready for ministry in the 21st Century world. We emphasise lifelong learning, spiritual vitality and life skills to ensure that our graduates make a Christ- centred contribution to the communities in which they live and work. Our academic programmes are all designed to ensure that our students become effective thinkers, good communicators and passionate followers of Jesus .
- MA Programs
Recognised postgraduate qualifications reflect advanced professional training or specialist knowledge and ability. At Mattersey Hall, we are committed, not only to the next generation of Christian leaders, but also, to the support of those currently involved in Christian leadership; and we hope our postgraduate programmes might figure as part of your continuing professional development: building and refreshing skills, offering new insights, and discussing, researching and evaluating new ideas.
These days more and more people are enrolling on postgraduate courses. Recognised postgraduate qualifications reflect advanced professional training or specialist knowledge and ability. At Mattersey Hall, we are committed, not only to the next generation of Christian leaders, but also, to the support of those currently involved in Christian leadership; and we hope our postgraduate programmes might figure as part of your continuing professional development: building and refreshing skills, offering new insights, and discussing, researching and evaluating new ideas.
We offer the following postgraduate programmes:
|2.1 The MA in Biblical Studies and The MA in Practical Theology
Our MA programmes all require the completion of five 20-credit taught modules – usually examined by an essay of 4,500-5000 words – and an 80-credit Dissertation of 18,000 words. All students study a compulsory Research Methods, Perspectives and Resources module, and four others. Modules for the MA in Biblical Studies and the MA in Practical Theology are delivered by distance learning. The usual mode of study is part-time: completing the five taught modules and the Dissertation over two years, though it can be done full-time in one year (September to September).
|2.2 Which MA?
- The MA in Practical Theology offers a wide range of modules – including biblical studies, studies in Pentecostal history and theology, and studies focusing on mission. It is particularly suitable for those who want to add to and develop their knowledge and skills in practical areas of theology, whilst also giving the opportunity for more academic study.
- The MA in Biblical Studies gives students the opportunity to engage with Old and New Testament texts, and issues of biblical interpretation. It will appeal to those who want to add to and to develop their exegetical, hermeneutical and theological skills; and provides an ideal introduction to advanced biblical studies for those hoping to go on to doctoral studies.
- Admission Requirements
All of our MA programmes have two main entry routes.
The first route is with a recognised Bachelors degree in Theology or a theology- related subject. We would normally expect applicants to have achieved second-class honours or above.
The alternative route is for those without formal qualifications, but who have at least two years senior leadership experience in a church or mission context. Those admitted via the alternative route will normally be required to submit an essay to demonstrate suitability for the programme. The MA in Biblical Studies also requires a level of competence in one or more biblical language. Tuition in Greek or Hebrew as preparation for the MA in Biblical Studies is available.
Year 1 and 2 – Complete 5 taught Modules examined by 4500-5000 word essay (100 credits) followed by an 18,000 words dissertation (80 credits)
This is a Distance Learning Course and will be supervised directly by Mattersey Hall Faculty in UK.
However, if there is significant number of students coming from East Asia, Mattersey’s Faculty will conduct yearly tutorials at Tung Ling Seminary, Subang Jaya to assist the distance learning students. These tutorials are not compulsory and are not necessary for the successful completion of the Distance Learning MA in Practical Theology but will provide students direct contact with Mattersey Faculty.
The Masters Degree is validated by Chester University, UK. The Certificates are issued directly from Chester University.
- Course Fees
Year 1 – 2850 pounds
Year 2 – 2850 pounds
In addition to the above school fees payable to Mattersey Hall, UK, costs for the Tutorials in Malaysia will be as follows:-
Year 1 – RM 1000
Year 2 – RM 1000
- Library Assistance
Mattersey has made arrangements that all students who sign up for the MA programme can use the library at Tung Ling Seminary, Subang Jaya.
- How do I sign up?
Download the application forms at http://www.matterseyhall.com/courses/apply/
Submit your applications on line direct to Mattersey Hall Graduate School.
For 2018/2019 academic years, Apply before 31 July 2018
- Further information
Please visit Mattersey Hall website below:-
Mattersey Hall, UK - http://www.matterseyhall.com/