( Mike Pears / )

– The supervision group for PhDs is called the Urban Life Research Community (ULRC).
– We are now ready to recruit – prospective students can apply at any time of year.
– Pdf and word versions of info are attached and also to be found in new shared UL folder ‘research degrees’

Masters modules
– Pdf and word docs to circulate as appropriate – short content for the two modules being delivered in the coming academic
– People can register for a ‘taster’ module – this means that you can do a one-off module and still get credit you want to go ahead and do a full Masters degree afterwards. Alternatively they can audit them for £200 each.

Masters Modules for 2017-18.docx

Masters Modules for 2017-18.pdf

Masters Modules in Mission_Urban Life.docx

Masters Modules in Mission_Urban Life.pdf



In partnership with Urban Life, Bristol Baptist College is introducing four new MA modules at level 7 which will open up a new pathway for those who wish to pursue and in-depth study of the theology and practices of mission in relation to urban and marginalised contexts.


The modules will be of interest to those who are committed to living out a practical and radical Christian response in communities and places that are marked by deprivation and social marginalisation of various kinds. They draw on a combination of key subjects to ensure that theological rigour connects with the lived experience of those in marginal places. They explore the complex and fluid cultures and situations which describe contemporary urban life and seek to develop practical Christian responses in terms of practices and spiritualities which nurture Christian involvement in demanding and difficult environments.

In addition to the four new modules on offer there is also a further option to tailor your dissertation in order to pursue in-depth research on a particular aspect of your own context or to explore a specific social context or location from a theological or missiological perspective. You may draw on practical theological and ethnographic approaches to develop deeper insights into your own context and the challenges faced by its communities and explore questions about the kinds of Christian convictions and practices that enable the Christian community to open up creative, redemptive and prophetic modes of engagement.


The taught MA programme is comprised of 180 credits which are combined in the following way:

  • Research and Resource Methods (compulsory module – 20 credits)
  • Four modules on Mission and Marginality (total 80 credits)
  • One module of your choice (20 credits)
  • Dissertation: with the opportunity to carry out research in your own context or on a subject of your choice (60 credits)
  • Flexible programme 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time with context learning options
  • At least 40 credits must be taken each year


The fees presented here are for full-time MA fees in 2015-16 academic year and are given as a guideline only.

  • EU students £5250 (Non-EU students £6345)
  • Part-time students: £500 per 20 credits + annual validation fee
  • Residential module (venue to be confirmed) will include an additional £150 accommodation and meal costs
  • Non-award students: £200 per module

Membership of the College Library and use of the College online Virtual Learning Environment is available to all students registering on our awards. Our MA programme is taught in partnership with Trinity College, Bristol.

For an informal conversation about study contact Mike Pears, Director of Urban Life,







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