What is the MA Taster Module Option?
At St Augustine’s we believe we should make theological learning as accessible as possible. If you are interested in pursuing theological studies at postgraduate level, but joining a full MA programme feels like a big step, the taster module gives you an opportunity to test your appetite and aptitude for academic study without committing to a full programme at this point.
Our taster module allows you, over one term, to take a single 20-credit module from our MA programme in Theology, Ministry and Mission. The main MA taster module available in the Spring Term 2022 (mid-March to early June) is Advanced Study of a Christian Figure.
This module focuses on one major figure from the Christian tradition and this term the focus will be on St John of the Cross. The module will include detailed attention to the historical context within which St John of the Cross lived and its importance for his life and work; critical analysis of selected theological themes from St John’s work within the context of his life; exploration of the nature of and reasons for the enduring significance of his contribution to the Christian tradition; and examination of the ways in which his work informs the life and mission of the Church today.