Description of the Program

Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) is a program for people of diverse backgrounds and vocational goals. ANU provides a two-year programme of study. The first year consist of ten modules of course work, which provide a broad basis for thesis writing in the second year of study.

Objectives of the Program

The objectives of the MAR reflect the purpose and vision of the University. The program prepares men and women to assume leadership roles in a range of Christian ministries.

Units Offered
  • Post Graduate Research Methodology
  • Christianity in a Pluralistic Society
  • Advanced Hermeneutics and Exegesis
  • Current Moral Issues – A Christian Perspective
  • Biblical Theology
  • Leadership Philosophy and Ministry Skills
  • Contemporary Theological Trends
  • Life Development and Ministry Skills
  • Nature, Mission and Growth of the Church
  • Research Statistics
  • Thesis


  • Phenomenology of Religion
  • Christianity in a Pluralistic Society
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Communication and Decision Making
  • Development of Self and Others
  • Planning and Conflict Management
  • Principles of Church Leadership
  • Preparation for Instruction
  • Alternative Models of Theological Education
  • Administration of Theological Education
  • Practice of Instruction
  • Teaching in the Local Church
  • Christian Philosophy
Admission Requirements

2nd class Honours,Upper Division or GPA of 2.7
2nd class Honours Lower Div or GPA of 2.5 with relevant work experience of at least 2 years.


Applicants should have an academic background in Theology

Duration of the Program
  • 4 Trimesters
Mode of Study

Distance Learning


Locations where the program is offered
  • Main Campus
Next Intake
  • January
  • May
  • September
  • School Based (April, August and November)
Fee Structure

Fee Structure- 2015- Masters

Fee Structure- 2015- Distance Learning

School or Department which program is offered under

Religion Department