Disability, Theology, and Mission (DTM)


This is a standalone unit which can be studied as an optional unit for anyone on the MA programme or can be taken by anyone who wishes to do so as a Short Study Break or as part of a sabbatical. It is an ideal study opportunity for anyone interested in reflecting upon mission and ministry amongst people with disabilities.

Course Details

The unit explores the following:

  • the theologies of disabilities
  • issues of inclusion and exclusion in church and community
  • the church’s practice of mission to, with, and alongside of people with disabilities.

For those taking the unit as part of a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Master of Arts, the unit is assessed by a 5,000 – 6,000 word assignment.  This unit can therefore be undertaken as an optional unit at a number of different levels:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mission: a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mission: a two-year part-time course incorporating the two core units of study and two units of study from across the syllabus.
  • MA in Mission: 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.

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.

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.

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!

This course is also offered as an online course normally in winter of each year. It runs over a four-week period and is a combination of reading, short video lectures, interactive forums, and online meetings. It is primarily delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).

For more information or to book on this course, please contact: admissions@cliffcollege.ac.uk / 01246 584216

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