MA in Christian Spirituality East and West

An Anglia Ruskin University degree created and taught by the Cambridge Theological Federation

With our MA in Christian Spirituality East and West you will join a lively debate on the meaning and the role of spirituality in the context of the Christian traditions as well as in today’s multi-cultural and multi-religious environments.


  • Available full-time or part-time
  • Some modules may be available by block teaching over one or two weeks


The MA consists of FIVE modules (Including the Dissertation Module). One of the four taught modules and the final dissertation are compulsory, the other three taught modules are optional and can be chosen from the list below:


Compulsory modules: Optional modules recommended for IOCS students (2022-2023)* Other optional modules for 2022-2023*
Christian Spiritual Traditions East and West

Final Major Project (Dissertation)

Orthodox Spirituality: Life in Liturgy – Taught by IOCS

Mystery of Love – Taught by IOCS

Christian Mysticism East and West

Christian Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Ignatian Spiritual Traditions

Medieval and Celtic Spirituality

Themes in Pastoral Theology

Spirituality, Materiality and the Body

Christian Spirituality and the Arts

Embodying Wisdom

*Please note that, while the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies and the Cambridge Theological Federation will do their best to offer the above modules in the coming academic year, we cannot guarantee that all these optional modules will be offered in 2022-2023. Also, IOCS and CTF reserve the right not to teach a module if enrolled numbers are insufficient.
The deadline for applications for our next intake for the MA courses is 31st August 2022.
Please find below the link to the Anglia Ruskin University online application.

Please note: If you have questions about the course structure or the application procedure, please contact the Institute’s Academic Director, Dr Christoph Schneider (

Anglia Ruskin University online application for the MA in Spirituality