The general regulations governing the Th.M. degree program in section 6.8 (Master of Theology) apply to the London-based Th.M. program in Historical Theology at the John Owen Centre for Theological Study (JOCTS). All other relevant sections of the catalog should be read in association with the information below. This program is overseen in consultation with both the Director of the London Program and the Director of the John Owen Centre for Theological Study.
6.9.a Purpose of the Th.M. London Program:
The Th.M. London program is open to all qualified students. In support of Westminster’s mission to train students to “serve in roles of the global church in the 21st century, including pastors and theologians,” this modular formatted program has been established to provide reformed theological education in a needed area of the world with a purposeful design to accommodate United Kingdom and European pastors involved in full-time ministry. In reflection of Westminster’s mission, a reduced tuition rate is available to U.K. and European citizens. U.S. citizen students will pay the Philadelphia-based Th.M. tuition rate. Please see the Tuition and Special Fees page for tuition rates.
BENEFIT TO STUDENTS:
- Students from Europe and the United Kingdom have the unique opportunity to learn Westminster’s Reformed theological teaching through the expertise of the Philadelphia faculty.
- Students are afforded the opportunity through this program to experience daily integration of theological study and pastoral ministry.
- Students from North America are given the special opportunity to study in a different culture and to interact with students in the wider Church, thus enhancing Westminster’s mission.
- Unique resources are available to students in London such as access to the Evangelical Library, and the leading library of Protestant nonconformity, the Dr. Williams’s Library.
- Teaching is conducted by U.K. Professors with expertise in historical theology.
- Students are provided an opportunity for sustained spiritual support, intellectual interaction and fellowship due to module intensity.