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MA in Mission (Celtic Mission and Spirituality)

MA, Diploma and Certificate (Full or part time)

This programme is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in exploring the challenges of Celtic missional and evangelistic approaches and spirituality. Celtic Christianity is a living stream and one that has much to teach contemporary Christianity through its understanding of evangelism, of lives given completely to God, and what it means to live and work outside of Christendom. If you are looking for a programme that brings an emphasis upon the Celtic model for application in the vocation of mission and evangelism today, then this is the one for you! The programme is delivered full or part time and can be undertaken at a number of different levels.

There are two core units of study for the Mission (Celtic Mission and Spirituality) stream:

  • Celtic Mission and Spirituality main themes include a study of Celtic mission and evangelism practices, an understanding of Celtic Christian spirituality and how spirituality, mission and evangelism were integrated for Celtic Christians.
  • Celtic Mission and Spirituality Literature main themes include an exploration of Celtic spirituality and mission practices based on a study of original writings, such as Patrick’s Confession and Letter to Coroticus, Bede’s The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the Carmina Gadelica and writings of Columba, Columbanus and others.

This stream can be undertaken part time at a number of different levels:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Celtic Mission and Spirituality): a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Mission (Celtic Mission and Spirituality): a two-year part-time course incorporating the two core units of study and two units of study from across the syllabus.
  3. MA in Mission (Celtic Mission and Spirituality): a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study AND two units of study from across the syllabus, plus a Masters level dissertation of 12–15,000 words.

For part-time students, there is one teaching week and one Independent Study Unit for this stream. The module specific to the course, CMS1, is delivered in November each year. It is expected that part-time students will work on average 12 hours a week for 30 weeks in each year in addition to researching a dissertation, if required. Full-time students will complete all the units relevant to their course in a year (up to four for MA level) and have until the following March to submit a dissertation, if required.

If you are looking for a course that will go wide in its grasp of the subject, deep into some key themes, and will prepare you for the challenges of our day, then this is the course for you!

For more information about any of the postgraduate courses we offer please contact us by phone (01246 584202) or click here to email

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