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Master Youth Ministry & Theological Education - At the institution - London - Greater London
To reflect theoretically and educationally upon models of work with young people.
For those interested in theological communication with young people in the context of popular culture. Of particular benefit to youth ministers, diocesan youth officers, clergy, university or college chaplains.
MA Youth Ministry & Theological Education
- This programme is focused on the key issues which face youth ministers as they communicate faith in contemporary culture.
- The MA offers a range of critical and theoretical insights on the link between faith and cultural changes.
- The MA is an excellent preparation for students to go on to research in the area of youth ministry and contemporary expression of Church.
We focus on missiological frameworks for youth ministry in the context of contemporary popular culture. The programme consists of four compulsory modules and two optional.
Compulsory modules: Theological Perspectives on Youth Ministry; Missiology & Youth Work; Multicultural Society & World Religions; 15,000 word dissertation. Optional modules include Popular Culture, Ecclesiology & Worship and Science & Religion.
Programme format and assessment
Four compulsory and two optional modules. Assessment by coursework; no written examinations.
Programme modules for MA Youth Ministry & Theological Education
Missiology and Youth Ministry (Core Module)
Issues may include: youth culture as a context for ministry; church culture and youth culture; an introduction to missiology and contextualisation; case studies in missiology.
Multicultural Society and World Religions (Core Module)
The module seeks to contextualise contemporary religious and theological education in late twentieth century western society by exploring the impact of consumption and media on religious identity and practice.
Theological Perspectives on Youth Ministry (Core Module)
This module is structured round the doctrine of salvation in relation to youth ministry. Issues may include: patterns of youth ministry; theology of youth ministry; case studies; student reflection on practice; libertion and education; informal education; participation and empowerment; citizenship, healing and power; entertainment and the Christian subculture; mentoring and peer ministry; incarnational ministry; youth fellowship and the church.
Religious Education & Psychological Understanding
Following an introduction to key themes in educational and religious psychology the module explores issues of identity formation and developmental thinking before focusing directly on religious education
Science and Religion
This course is suitable for both science teachers and RE specialists. It serves as a general introduction to the subject. Topics will include: changing views of science from Greek Antiquity to the present; conflict thesis; Galileo affair; Darwinian controversies; miracles; language in science and religion; evidence and belief; cosmology; educational issues and resources.
One year FT, two to four years PT, September to September.