We are delighted that you are considering applying for the MA in Christian Studies programme. This programme is offered by North East Christian University (NECU), India in partnership with Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life (OCRPL).

Why MA in Christian Studies at OCRPL?

This programme can be studied from anywhere in the world by any eligible prospective student without major disruption to your work and ministerial commitments, provided you have access to stable Internet and a Computer or Smart Phone.

  • Full-time church leaders and those who are involved in missional activities who are unable to train in a residential set-up.
  • Lay leaders and elders who cannot afford traditional theological training, both in terms of finance and time.
  • Committed and able Christian leaders who would like to enhance their understanding and make use of their God-given talents for his/her personal knowledge as well as to make use of his/her potential for the glory of God.
  • The programme is also designed for those Christian students who want to receive a degree from an internationally recognised university while remaining in their ministry setting.

Application Dates

Applications for the 2022 Masters programme are open until the end of June 2022. Late submissions may be considered at the discretion of the OCRPL and NECU Academic Committees.

MA Timetable for 2022 – 2024

Applications for the 2022 Masters programme are open until the end of June 2022. Late submissions may be considered at the discretion of the OCRPL and NECU Academic Committees.

MA Timetable for 2022-2024:
July 2022: Initial Orientation
First Semester: July to November 2022
Second Semester: January to May 2023
Third Semester: July to November 2023
Final Semester: January to May 2024