London Varsity Introduces Online Master’s Degree 


Babcock University’s President/Vice Chancellor, Professor James Kayode Makinde (left); Speaker, Professor Ihenayichukwu Okoro, his spouse, Professor Clara Okoro and daughter, Dr. Ugochi Afam-Onyebuchi at the 5th inaugural Babcock University’s lecture delivered by Prof. Ihenayichukwu Okoro .

Continuing its tradition of providing access to quality education, the University of Roehampton, London has added online Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership to its courses in the department of humanities.

The programme is created to meet the demand of leaders of faith-based organisations, who wish to develop their skills and improve their effectiveness in their professions.

The programme is open to working professionals of all faiths, non-profit or non-governmental organisations, hospitals or charities.

Speaking on need for the programme, Dr. Julian Gotobed, of Ministerial Theology, said, “the genesis of this interdisciplinary programme is in the need for clergy and laity to cultivate theologically informed leadership, management and practice, so, they can operate and excel in faith-based organisations and address complex issues in the contemporary world.

Blending theological insights, management and analytical reflection, students will study innovative programme content that utilises the University’s expertise in Christian education.

They will also have the opportunity to gain the practical skills and knowledge required to lead sustainable and mission-focused organisations by reflecting theologically on management issues that faith-based and religious-affiliated organisations encounter across cultures and countries.

With students and faculty located in a wide range of countries, the online format provides the opportunity to gain a global perspective as well as to access international expertise from a diverse range of disciplines in order to be effective in the field. An undergraduate degree in theology or religious studies is not required for admission to the programme.

Roehampton Online also recognises relevant professional experience in place of a bachelor’s degree as an alternative route to admission.

The programme joins a growing portfolio of online masters degrees at Roehampton in areas of study, including business and management, education, psychology, public administration and public health. Through these programmes, adult learners around the world can gain the critical thinking skills and practical knowledge they need to expand their expertise and advance their careers.

In a collaborative online environment that fosters learning, students engage with a diverse global community through blogs, message boards and chat groups.

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