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Department of Theology and Religion

V6K707 Spirituality, Theology & Health MA

Degree MA
Year of Entry 2015
Mode of study Part Time + Full Time
Duration 1 year (full-time) or 2 to 3 years (part-time)
Location Durham City
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 3929


These programmes focus on the interdisciplinary and inter-professional issues that emerge in the study of spirituality and wellbeing, particularly in the healthcare context. It is possible to take an MA or MSc, depending upon the balance of theology and science options selected. However, all students will engage in theological reflection on a relevant topic and undertake a double module research dissertation, as well as taking the taught core module on spirituality, religion and health. Both programmes provide a stepping-stone to doctoral work.

Course Structure

Two core taught modules, two optional modules, and a dissertation.

Core Modules

  • Spirituality, Religion & Health
  • Practical Theology
  • Dissertation.

Optional Modules

  • The Public Understanding of Science and Religion 
  • Resources, Methods & Interpretation 
  • Christian Gender
  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion 
  • Specialised Aspects of Practical Theology 
  • Spirituality, Anthropology, Life and Death
  • Ritual, Symbolism and Belief in the Anthropology of Religion 
  • Theology, Ethics and Medicine
  • Current Issues in Care Design and Delivery 
  • Quantitative Health Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Health Research Methods 
  • Assessment Theory and Practice 
  • Anthropology of Global Health 
  • Public Health Anthropology 
  • Bodies, Politics and Experience
  • Thinking Anthropologically 
  • Advanced Perspectives on Mental Health and Drug Use 
  • Fieldwork and Interpretation.

Subjects required, level and graded

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (including relevant professional qualifications – eg MB, BS, or RGN, etc).

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