Mission and Religious Pluralism (MA, PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1303 per Module

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
October, November, December, February, March

International course fees
GBP 1865 per Module

All study options

About Mission and Religious Pluralism at Cliff College

This stream is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in exploring the challenges of mission in the context of religious pluralism. This course brings a missional emphasis to the contemporary pluralist world for application in the vocation of mission and evangelism today.

We live in a world that is plural, and we seek to share our faith with all. This brings challenges when we seek to include people of living faith. This course helps us to think through these issues, understand the sensitivites needed and be able to share Christ with all. It is delivered full or part time.

There are two core units of study for the Mission (Religious Pluralism) stream:

  • Mission and Religious Pluralism – main themes include a study of models of inter-faith understanding, being missional in a religiously plural world, and dialogue, syncretism, fundamentalism and confrontation. The course is assessed by a 6,000-7,000 word assignment.
  • Mission and Religious Pluralism Literature – main themes include an exploration of texts from evangelical, pentecostal, ecumenical and Roman Catholic sources, among others. The course is assessed by a 6,000-7,000 word assignment.

This course can be undertaken part time at a number of different levels:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Religious Pluralism): a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mission (Religious Pluralism): a two-year part-time course incorporating the two core units of study and two units of study from across the syllabus.
  • MA in Mission (Religious Pluralism): a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study AND two units of study from across the syllabus, plus a Masters level dissertation of 12–15,000 words.

For part-time students, there is one teaching week and one Indepenent Study Unit for this stream. The module specific to the course, MRP1, is delivered in February each year. It is expected that part time students will work on average 12 hours a week for 30 weeks in each year in addition to researching a dissertation, if required. Full-time students will complete all the units relevant to their course in a year (up to four for MA level) and have until the following March to submit a dissertation, if required.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA, PG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsOctober, November, December, February, MarchDomestic course feesGBP 1303 per ModuleInternational course feesGBP 1865 per Module

Notes about fees for this course

"See Prospectus. Fees quoted are those for 2014-15 and include meals and accommodation for teaching weeks. The higher rate only applies to non-EU countries included on the World Bank's High Income Economies listing. "

Entry requirements

"As domestic entry requirements, plus relevant UK Visas and Immigration requirements for either Tier 4 or Student Visitor Visa, depending on duration of planned stay in the UK. Please note that attendance/study without the correct type of visa will not be permitted. Students for whom English is a second language, are required to gain a score of 6.5 in each category or above at IELTS (or equivalent) before applying to study at postgraduate level with Cliff College. "

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