MA in Mission and Ministry

Christian Leadership in Context

Christian Leadership in Context - Overview

This pathway is for those developing their practice in leadership in churches or other contexts. If you’re leading in a context not covered by different specialist pathways, e.g., community projects, working in the arts or sport, etc., this pathway is ideal for you too.

locationLocation
CYM Nottingham

attendanceAttendance
Part Time

durationDuration
Typically 3 years

start-dateStart date
18 September 2022

costCost
£7,000*

validated-byValidated by
Newman University

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*Year 1 & 2: £3,000 / Year 3: £1,000. Course costs stated are for 2023.

Postgraduate study in Mission and Ministry provides experienced workers and graduate entrants the opportunity to study alongside their ministry roles and gain a qualification that will 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.

Integrating postgraduate level learning with CPD opportunities, the MA is 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 to shape, lead, and develop transformational mission and ministry in context. 

Studying on the MA in Mission and Ministry will enable you to gain:

  • A theological and theoretical basis for mission and ministry learned across diverse community contexts.
  • Experience working in the groups and contexts that matter to you due to a flexible range of optional modules.
  • A critical understanding of community and church-based work and the tools to transform your practice.
  • A range of transferrable skills for your future career such as: independent and creative thinking, self-organisation, communication, project management, and the ability to work as a team.

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

Core modules

Ministry and professional practice in social context
Credits: 30

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work  ✔

No specialism  ✔

Missional approaches to working with communities
Credits: 30

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work  ✔

No specialism  ✔

Research project / Dissertation
Credits: 60

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work  ✔

No specialism  ✔

Pathways and optional modules

The ecology of child and adolescent development
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work  ✔

Teaching, learning and informal education
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work  ✔

Transforming Leadership
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work  ✔

Patterns and approaches to ministry (e.g. Play, Outdoors Ed, Negotiated)
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work  ✔

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work

Spiritual care, spirituality, and child development
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work

Pastoral support, mentoring and supervision
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context  ✔

Youth and Community Work

Critical approaches to chaplaincy in context OR Paediatric Chaplaincy
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work

Specialist Study of Professional Practice (e.g. Supporting Families, RE, Educational Chaplaincy)
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People  ✔

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work

Professional and ministerial development (e.g. Leadership, Ministry & PP, Negotiated)
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work

Theological themes in mission and ministry (Negotiated)
Credits: 15

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Children and Family Work

Christian Leadership in Context

Youth and Community Work


To apply, please either select a Specialist Pathway to find out more or you can also choose to complete the MA without a specialism, giving you the most flexibility in the modules you choose.

Other Specialist Pathways

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

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This pathway is for those interested in working in a chaplaincy context. While most chaplaincy roles are in educational institutes, there are broader areas in which chaplains work and this course seeks to equip you for the context that you are most interested in.

Children and Family Work

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This pathway was created with those working with children and their families in mind and is ideal for those working both in and outside of the church.

Youth and Community Work

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This pathway is for those in youth work or ministry (working with 11-19 year-olds). Students successfully passing all academic and practice elements will receive the National Youth Agency’s Professional Youth Work award at the end of their second year.

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