A Master of Arts degree in Theology is designed as a one-year second degree in theology. It is an academic qualification for those who want to further their knowledge of a particular subject of interest or improve their career prospects after having completed an undergraduate degree in theology/religions/related branch of study or any other fields. The programme provides grounding for postgraduate studies to any qualified applicants with the aptitude and biblical insights. It offers students an opportunity to prepare for public leadership or a specialized vocation through theological and ethical reflection informed by biblical, historical, theological, and practical sources.
The aim of the Master of Arts degree in Theology is to provide a systematic and in- depth understanding of theology as a scientific discipline. It is a taught Master’s degree – a structured course based on a program of lectures, seminars, and spiritual formation, as well as a written extended essay to foster graduate-level competence in theological study or pastoral ministry with prescribed courses (Level 600). The program is designed with the philosophy ‘To Equip for Every Good Work’ (2 Timothy 3:17) with proficiency in a specific discipline as well as a focus on the African context.
Students who successfully complete the Master of Arts in Theology program will be able to:
Students will have the option of choosing an area of research in any one of the following: Biblical Studies (Old Testament/New Testament)/African-Christian Theology/ Missiology/ Christian Ministry/ Counselling. The coursework shall consist of four core courses and one on Research Methodology, three electives from the area of specialization, one seminar, and an extended essay on a topic related to the branch of specialization. A Student must obtain a total of 36 credits as described below :
|Core Courses||Electives||Extended Essay||Seminar|
|15 Credits||9 Credits||9 Credits||3 Credits||Total 36 Credits|
Courses Taught in Modular form
Full-Time: One year
Part-Time: Two years