MA Christianity and Interreligious Relations
Course length 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Time of classes Evenings
Entry qualifications An honours degree, normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in theology or another appropriate subject
Programme Convenor: Dr Damian Howard
Scholarships: Substantial funding is available to help with fees.
More information: Programme Specification
Enquiries: admissionspg@heythrop.ac.uk
  Tel: 020 7795 4201

Why choose this course?

Multicultural societies need people in a whole range of contexts able to think through the issues that arise in a situation of religious pluralism. For decades this insight was ignored but now ‘faith’ and ‘faith communities’ figure so large in public discourse that agencies of all sorts are obliged to engage with religion. London, with its Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Baha’is, Zoroastrians, not to mention its huge variety of Christians, is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth and offers a unique setting for reflection on the issues. The MA in Christianity and Interreligious Relations engages with some of the political, ethical, sociological and policy questions raised by the historical and cultural shifts that have formed our complex world. But its special focus is the religious dimension. How do traditions respond to secular modernity and religious pluralism? How can we understand what ‘religion’ means in our kind of society? And how are Christians to make theological sense of the presence, power and persistence of the many faith traditions?

What could I go on to do?

For those already living or working in diverse settings and communities (in ministry, secular employment or as a volunteer) the degree enriches and improves existing practice and understanding.

The degree provides quality formation relevant to those working in many professions, e.g. health, education, local government, law, policing, diplomacy, and can significantly enhance career prospects.

The degree is a good foundation for further research, at Heythrop or elsewhere. 

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