MA Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

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Gain an in-depth understanding of pastoral theology as it relates to the goals of chaplaincy and care. This Masters degree is taught by Cambridge Theological Federation and accredited by ARU.

Throughout the course you'll be supported to:

  • relate reflectively and reflexively to the themes and traditions of pastoral care to contemporary personal and vocational contexts
  • develop a critical understanding of the human condition as it shapes different approaches to models of chaplaincy
  • undertake a detailed exploration of some issues of significance for an understanding of chaplaincy in the contemporary context.

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Be a part of our learning community

Study with Cambridge Theological Foundation and:

  • join one of our denominational Houses, gaining support from others in your tradition and creating networks for life
  • meet students and teachers from a wide range of traditions
  • access resources from the theological libraries of our member institutions
  • learn flexibly: our courses are offered in Cambridge, or by distance learning.


Following the course, our hope is that you will be able to contribute to social transformation through continued critical reflection and engagement with personal, organisational, and public values and ethics.

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Cambridge Theological Foundation

Cambridge Theological Federation is an ecumenical partnership of twelve institutions, with students from 30 different countries. It is based in the centre of Cambridge, and offers postgraduate courses in person or by distance learning.