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London based Th.M. in Historical Theology

Westminster Theological Seminary is offering a Th.M.- level degree course in association with the John Owen Centre for Theological Study.

This Master of Theology in Historical Theology is taken as a series of modules, making it accessible to those already in full-time ministry.

The John Owen Centre has been established to promote evangelical scholarship of excellence for the good of the church and the advancement of God's kingdom. Westminster Theological Seminary is the doyen of intellectually rigorous Reformed seminaries worldwide, with over 600 students currently enrolled, and it has a proven track record of faithfulness to the historic Reformed faith.

The purpose of the course is to increase the student's knowledge of a major field of theological learning - concentrating in the Reformed and Puritan periods - particularly through training and practice in the use of the methods and tools of theological research, and thus to further the student's preparation for pastoral or teaching ministry, or for more advanced graduate study. It is aimed especially at theology graduates, ministers and missionaries.

Credentials for admission to the course include an initial baccalaureate degree plus the MDiv degree or its theological equivalent from approved institutions.  Knowledge of both Hebrew and NT Greek is required, as well as of one other language relevant to theological study (e.g., Dutch, French, German, or Latin). An examination in this chosen language must be passed before the course's thesis can be submitted.

The course itself consists of six week-long modules, taught by visiting faculty members of WTS and adjunct faculty members.  Essays are required following each module, and five modules are normally offered in each calendar year. After the completion of modular work, a thesis will be required.

Students are also required to complete and pass the Theological Bibliography and Research Methodology course which is included in one of the modules.


2015 Schedule


Fees and accomodation

For a breakdown of tuition and other related costs for the London program, or for the auditing fees, please see the current academic catalog located on the homepage of Section 8.3.e London Program Tuition.

There is a small charge for meals and facilities. Accommodation, if required, is available during the teaching weeks in single study bedrooms. Residence at the John Owen Centre at other times is also possible subject to availability. 

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Location of the John Owen Centre

Situated at the London Theological Seminary, the Centre is within easy reach of central London offering the vast resources of the British Library, the Evangelical Library and Dr Williams' Library for reference and research.  Many students have found visits to Pendlebury's Bookshop and Geneva Books, for second-hand Christian books, to be very worthwhile.

Those using the Centre will also have use of the library of the London Theological Seminary, which is particularly strong in the area of church history and historical theology.

The IT room offers computer facilities with broadband internet access and there is also a wireless network which can be used by students with their own laptop computers. 

How to apply

Click on the London Program Online Application Form

London Program Online Application Form

Applications must be submitted for entrance to the course by:


October 31st for October 31 for Winter term matriculation (January)

January 15th for Spring and summer term matriculation (March, June)

April 30th for Fall term matriculation (August or September)