Theology & Ministry at King's
Academic theology is taught at King's in an open, enquiring and non-confessional manner and is studied by people of all faiths and beliefs. King's has a long and honourable tradition of its theology graduates going into various forms of Christian ministry - lay, ordained, Anglican and other denominations, abroad and in the UK. In the Anglican Communion there are many Bishops who are former students - including the Most Reverend Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus. If you want to study Theology with a view to Christian ministry, King's is an ideal place.
In addition to academic studies in Theology in the Department, we have a Chapel where there are daily services from all major Christian Traditions and including a weekly College Eucharist, Roman Catholic Mass, Orthodox Vespers and Christian Union Meetings. Students are most welcome to take part in these services.
In addition, we run a Vocations Group where a variety of speakers who can be consulted about the selection processes for ministry or work for major Christian organisations involved in service in the UK and abroad. There are a number of bursary funds, given by former students in the Department, to assist ordinands with their studies at King's. These funds are administered by the Dean's Office.
The Dean has a particular concern with those exploring Christian ministry and ordination. He is the Chair of the Church of England's Educational Validation Panel, a member of the Theological Education and Training Committee and currently serving on the Structure and Funding of Ordination Training working party. He is involved in clergy and lay training around the country. The Dean is very happy see people for individual conversations about vocation or about funding; please contact the Office of the Dean, to arrange an appointment.
MA programmes in Theology & Ministry
Our Theology & Ministry modular degree programmes are co-taught with the Department of Education and Professional Studies, combining a high level of academic reflection with real pastoral engagement. Eight individual MAs are offered, based on a uniquely diverse and flexible teaching programme. For more information on these courses, please visit the Online Prospectus.