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CODEC

MA in Digital Theology

MA in Digital Theology

CODEC's Masters in Digital Theology is the first degree of its kind across the world. It is delivered through a research centre at one of the world's top one hundred universities, linked to a department ranked number 3 in the world. The Masters Degree offers a new opportunity for theological reflection on digital culture and its impact on contemporary religious practice - especially within the context of Christianity.

The course will explore:

  • how we think theologically about digital culture and how we might apply digital methodologies to our theological thinking
  • how key theological themes are impacted by serious engagement with digitality - what do we mean by incarnation in a digital world; how do we live ethically amidst digital technology; might transhumanism be a form of apocalypticism?
  • how religious practice adapts within a dominant digital culture, especially digitally mediated Christianity and whether there are boundaries to that adaptation.

You can take the course both as a one year full time student, or part-time over two or three years. The course will be taught through two teaching blocks, initially in the historic world heritage site of Durham's medieval city, using a variety of online and offline settings.

PLEASE NOTE: We only have 12 places for 2017-2018

Modules:

  • Digital Theology
  • Digitally Mediated Christianity
  • Methodology Module - a choice from:
    • Theological and Practical Reflection on Ministry and Mission
    • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion
    • Ecclesiology and Ethnography
  • One free choice module from a range across Durham's Theology provision, including:
    • Biblical Literacy in a Media Culture
    • The Dialogue of Science and Religion
    • Intellect and Imagination: Apologetics in the Mass Media
  • Dissertation

Dates for core modules in 2017-2018:

Masters Programme Induction: September 27-28, 2017

Digital Theology Module:

  • Induction, Teaching Block 1, September 25-26, 2017
  • Teaching Block 2, January 8-9, 2018
  • 24 hour Digital Symposium, April 19-20

Digitally Mediated Christianity Module (full time students only 2017):

  • Induction, Teaching Block 1, October 2-3, 2017
  • Teaching Block 2, January 11-12, 2018
  • 24 hour Digital Symposium, April 19-20

Dates for other modules will be available through the application process.

For more information, course prospectus and information on fees and entry requirements, contact: cranmer.admin@durham.ac.uk

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