Most students will select a specialist pathway on the MA, based on the practice context they are working or volunteering in, and the modules you pick. A full list of modules available in each pathway is available here. Specialisms include:

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

  • For those working in, or interested in training for chaplaincy contexts.
  • Most students will be in educational contexts, but there are broader chaplaincy roles.
  • All modules are core, with no options. For full details see the chaplaincy page

Children and Family Work

  • For those working in or beyond the church with children and/or their families

Christian Leadership in Context

  • For those developing their practice in leadership in churches or other contexts.
  • Students leading in contexts not covered in other pathways, e.g. community projects, working in the arts or sport etc.
  • Also suitable for those in youth work or ministry who already have the JNC award.

Youth and Community Work (JNC)

  • For those working with 11-19 year olds.
  • Students successfully passing all academic and practice elements will receive the National Youth Agency’s Professional Youth Work award at the end of their second year.

You can also select to complete the award with no specialist pathway.

  • Most flexible option, with four optional modules
  • No practice portfolio requirements to complete

CYM Postgraduate Module Comparison

CYM Postgraduate Studies