“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.”

ABBIE – 2nd YEAR MA STUDENT

 

Overview

(Programme subject to validation)

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.

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:

  • A theological and theoretical underpinning for mission and ministry in a diverse range of community contexts
  • A flexible range of optional modules allowing you to focus your studies on the groups and contexts that matter to you
  • A critical understanding of community and church based work, and the tools to transform your practice
  • A range of transferrable skills including independent and creative thinking, self-organisation, team-working, communication, project management, etc of interest to employers within and beyond the Christian sector
  • Develop and deepen your experience from previous related qualifications, or provide a foundation for theological reflection on practice

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.

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’.

Year A

  • Missional approaches to working with communities (30 credits)
  • 2×15 credit modules dependent on specialist pathway

Year B

  • Ministry and professional practice in social context (30)
  • 2×15 credit modules dependent on specialist pathway

MA

  • Research Project (60)

(Please see Chaplaincy page for the different course outline for the PG Cert in Paediatric Chaplaincy)

VALIDATED BY: subject to validation by Newman University

COST: YR1 £2500, YR2 £2500, Yr3 £1500 (plus £1000 for JNC, usually spread over first two years)

DURATION: PGCert 1 years, PGDip 2 years, MA 3 years part time

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)

Qualifications

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

Where can I study?

Core module study block in Leicester (October) and varied delivery for other modules (see specialist pathway pages for more information)

100% OF CYM STUDENTS QUESTIONED IN A RECENT NSS SURVEY DEFINITELY AGREED THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED SUFFICIENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT WITH THEIR STUDIES.

 

CYM Postgraduate Studies