MA Degrees

The Cambridge Theological Federation, of which Westfield House is a full member, has developed a number of MA programmes which are accredited by Anglia Ruskin University.

The MA in Contemporary Ethics gives students an understanding of the philosophical concepts of ethics. Through critical engagement with the discipline and literature of ethics you will learn about the link between theoretical perspectives and their applicability in contemporary contexts.

The MA in Contemporary Faith and Belief enables students to join a timely debate about the role of faith and belief in the contemporary world.

The MA in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of pastoral theology as it relates to the goals of chaplaincy and care.

The MA in Spirituality brings students into the debate on the meaning and the role of spirituality in the context of the Christian traditions as well as in today’s multi-cultural and multi-religious environments.

Programme Options

Most of these MA programmes are available as a full-time or part-time course of studies towards a post-graduate Certificate (2 modules), Diploma (4 modules) or full Masters (4 modules and a 15,000 word project).

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a member of one of the Federation’s member institutions.

The normal entrance requirement for the postgraduate programmes in the Cambridge Theological Federation is a first- or good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. Examples would include Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, or other related subjects.

The CTF will also consider graduates in other disciplines who may also be admitted to the programme on a case by case basis. The CTF will also take seriously, on a case by case basis, applications from candidates without an appropriate undergraduate degree but that can demonstrate significant relevant experience, such as within professional or ministerial roles, especially for candidates who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal higher education before.

Students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Course Fees (2023-24)

Blended learning programme delivery

UK students£5,000£10,000
House fee

Distance learning programme delivery

UK students£3,520£7,700
House fee

Students registering for blended learning will be able to enroll in both distance learning and onsite modules; Students registering for distance learning will only be able to enroll in distance learning modules.

For more information on the programme specifications refer to the Cambridge Theological Federation Postgraduate Studies descriptions. For further information on applying through Westfield House, please contact