MA in Mission and Ministry (with specialist pathways)

1 Abbie Marsh

I’ve always been torn between studying social work or on a Christian course and I found that this course really incorporated both aspects…and I really like how it’s both practical and theory.

2nd Year MA Student


Postgraduate study in Mission and Ministry offers experienced workers and graduate entrants to ministry roles with a flexible qualification that will help sharpen their understanding and enhance their practice.


Developed in consultation with CYM graduates, employers and practice specialists this postgraduate qualification offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for contemporary work with children and families, youth ministry and chaplaincy roles in schools, hospitals and other community contexts…


CYM Nottingham

Validated By

Newman University


YR1 £2500, YR2 £2500,

Yr3 £1500 

(plus £1000 for JNC, usually spread over first two years)


Part Time: Typically 3 Years 


MA (PG Certificate or Diploma exit routes) in Mission and Ministry (Specialisms available)

By integrating postgraduate level learning with CPD opportunities it is also a practical way to keep your professional knowledge and skills relevant and current. This course provides a unique approach to developing the theological thinking, reflective practice, and research skills needed for to shape, lead and develop effective mission and ministry in context.

Studying on this programme will enable you to gain:
Specialist Pathways

The course offers four specialist pathways, allowing you to focus down on your area of mission and ministry while learning from others in core modules. These are:

You can also choose to complete the MA without a spcialism, giving you the most flexibility in the modules you choose or allowing you a more varied or generalised approach to your practice.

Full details of the modules for each pathway are available here.

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People
Children and Family Work
Christian Leadership in Context
Youth and Community Work (JNC)
You can also select to complete the award with no specialist pathway.

Validated By:

Entry Requirements

BA Honours degree at 2:2 or equivalent experience / prior learning
At least 100 hours experience in ministry, as a volunteer or paid staff
Completion of safe to practice checks (Enhanced DBS, Access NI)

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Academic and Pastoral Support

You will receive support from a dedicated line manager and other colleagues within these contexts, as well as a dedicated team within the theological college who oversee all aspects of your studies.

Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, you will be part of a facilitated peer formation group and are supported internally by a personal tutor and externally by an experienced practitioner in the field.

Where will I study?

Most study blocks take place in our Nottingham teaching centre.

Course Outline

The first two years of the course are delivered on a rolling basis, so ‘Year A’ will only be delivered on alternate years. Students starting in 2020 will begin with ‘Year A’.

MA Module Comparison

Changes to modules: we comply with Newman University general academic regulations. Please review the additional course information and terms and conditions.