The Master of Ministry (MMin) degree requires a minimum of two years' full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. The aim of the programme is the enhancement of contemporary ministries, and it is designed for ministers, priests, pastors and others involved in a range of ministries. It incorporates current scholarship in the practice of ministry with options from Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral Studies, within an ongoing process combining theological learning and reflective practice. The admission requirements are a degree or equivalent three-year qualification in Theology with satisfactory grades, and the completion of a minimum of three years of ministry experience prior to application. The degree consists of six taught papers at 400-level, of which three are in Ministry Studies and three are selected from papers offered in Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral Theology. From 2013, the degree also involves the completion of a Research Project of 25,000 to 30,000 words related to issues emerging from the contemporary practice of ministry. The degree is designed to enhance a graduate's professional practice in a range of Christian ministries and to enable advanced reflection and research on the practice of ministry. The Master of Ministry (MMin) is also available through Distance Learning.