World Christianity

Understand a wide range of Christian beliefs, culture and practice worldwide in historical, theological, and social contexts.

About the study area

Christianity has 2.2 billion followers and is one of the oldest religions. It plays an important role in influencing social, political and cultural issues. Study Christian beliefs, cultures and practices worldwide using an interdisciplinary approach that employs theology, history and social scientific methods.

You will study, research and understand the complexity of Christian communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Specialist expertise includes:

  • Christianity, society and culture
  • Contextual theology
  • Mission history
  • Interreligious encounter

If you are interested in this study area, you can apply either as a Master of Theology (MTh) or as a Master of Science (MSc); depending on your preference.

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Programme structure

Optional courses

These courses may change year to year, so please consult the Programme Director for advice on what will be available.

Students often take courses from other masters programmes or language courses (subject to availability and timetabling constraints), such as:

Career opportunities

Students will develop a strong foundation for PhD research in the field or for employment in a range of areas requiring critical analysis and empathetic understanding.

Further information

Programme Director

Dr Alexander Chow

Email: alexander.chow@ed.ac.uk

Profile page: Dr Alexander Chow (FHEA)

Postgraduate Admissions

Phone: +44 (0)131 650 8952

Email: gradschool.div@ed.ac.uk

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