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Throughout the world, there are considerable career opportunities in a diverse range of contexts for people who can combine deep theological understanding with effective leadership and management skills.

These may range from traditional clergy and church leadership roles to opportunities in faith-based organisations, hospitals, educational institutions, NGOs, charities and others.

At the same time, it is widely recognised that there is a lack of high-quality theological education, especially in the parts of the world that are experiencing the biggest growth in Christianity, such as Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia.

As a graduate of this contemporary online masters programme, you will be well positioned to tap into these expected opportunities, whether to further your existing career in a church or other Christian organisation, or to change job roles, employers or sectors.

Potential career options:

Graduates of this online education programme could have greater opportunities to progress into leadership positions across a range of organisations, including:

  • Charities
  • Churches
  • Community organisations
  • Educational institutions
  • Faith-based or religious organisations
  • Health and well-being servicesv
  • NGOs

Typical roles may include:

  • Church leadership (pastors, ministers or church leaders)
  • Leadership in faith-based or religious organisations
  • Community organisation leaders
  • Pastors, associate pastors, lead of pastors, clergies
  • Missionaries (cross-cultural entrepreneurs)
  • Founders of Christian organisations
  • Health care pastoral services director
  • Business administrators or HR directors
  • Hospital managers

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