Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Overview

College: College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education

Programme Level: Postgraduate

Duration: 2 year(s)

Department: Institute of Theology and Religious Studies

Learning Mode: Full Time

Location: Main Campus

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach
Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programmes.

Objectives of the Programme

To equip students to serve in Religious Institutions and the society at large.

To prepare students for Doctoral Studies.

To train a pool of researchers who will generate data and publishable materials relevant to their area of specialization (scholarship).

Study Areas

Students may choose to study in one of the following areas:

  1. Biblical Studies (Old Testament of New Testament)
  2. Church History
  3. Church and Society
  4. Ministerial Studies (Christian Education or Church Administration or Evangelism or Homiletics or Pastoral Care and Counselling or Worship)
  5. Religion and Philosophy
  6. Theology
    Admission requirements

    The normal requirement for admission to the programme shall be a good first degree in Theology or Religious Studies from Africa University or from a recognised institution of higher learning, equivalent to at least a second class BD Honours degree of Africa University.
    Candidates wishing to pursue Biblical Studies must prove that they are proficient in the appropriate biblical language (Biblical Hebrew for Old Testament and Koine Greek for New Testament studies). Those who are not proficient in these languages will be required to take them concurrently with their Master’s degree.


A good first degree in a relevant area.

Special Entry:

  • These Regulations shall be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for Graduate Degree Programmes.
  • These regulations shall not take precedence over the general academic regulations and the Graduate Studies Guidelines.
  • A degree in Theology or Religious Studies or other equivalent degrees from recognised Institutions of Higher Learning.
  • Candidates wishing to major in Biblical studies must prove that they are proficient in the appropriate biblical language (Biblical Hebrew for Old Testament and Koine Greek for New Testament).
  • Those who are not proficient in these languages will be required to take them concurrently with their Masters degree.

No program costs found.

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