ForMission College continues to offer its MA programme, Missional Leadership and European Studies commencing September 2021. This programme is validated by Newman University and delivered by ForMission College in Amsterdam, in partnership with the Schuman Centre for European Studies.
- Programme Structure
European Studies is a specialist track within ForMission College’s MA Missional Leadership programme.
The MA is studied in part-time mode over 3 years (two-year cycle for taught modules). Three taught modules (20 credits each) are studied in year 1, followed by a further three taught modules (20 credits each) in year 2, and the supervised Dissertation module (60 credits) in year 3, totaling 180 credits.
There are three core modules (all students do these); Perspectives in Contemporary Mission (‘Mission module’), Contextual Theology and Research Methodology (‘Context module’) and Missional Leadership: Formation and Skills (‘Leadership module’).
Two modules are specialist (European studies students do both of these); European Studies: The Making of Europe, and European Studies: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities.
One further optional module is studied; the European Heritage Tour, or another optional module (more details on request).
The three core and the two specialist modules are either facilitated at the Amsterdam campus in a 3-day intensive block or live online by zoom. The Heritage module option generally consists of a two-weeks mobile tour of key historical locations around either continental Europe, or in Britain and Ireland. This module may also be available in an online only mode (‘virtual tour’).
Academic and administrative support is provided centrally by ForMission College.
- Programme Schedule
Year 1 studies
Three modules will take place during academic year 2021/22 with facilitation days as follows:
- 1st to 3rd October 2021: Perspectives in Contemporary Mission (face-to-face in Amsterdam, if Covid-19 permits. Otherwise, online, subject to some possible date changes in such circs.)
- January & February 2022: Contextual Theology and Research Methodology (six half-days in online mode only)
- 20th to 22nd May 2022: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Europe (face-to-face in Amsterdam, if Covid-19 permits. Otherwise, online, subject to some possible date changes in such circs.)
Year 2 studies
Three modules will take place during academic year 2022/23 (dates/mode/venue to be finalised) as follows:
- September/October 2022: Missional Leadership: Formation and Skills
- Spring/Summer 2023: European Heritage Tour, or other optional module
- May 2023: The Making of Europe
Year 3 studies
The supervised Dissertation module: Summer 2023 to Summer 2024
- Campus address:
Face-to-face classes take place at the YWAM centre at De Poort, Kadijksplein 18, 1018 AC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Campus facilitators and ForMission tutors:
The MA programme is overseen by the Postgraduate Programme Director, Andy Kingston-Smith, with on-site coordination provided by Jeff Fountain of the Schuman Centre for European Studies. The European studies modules (two specialist and one optional) will be facilitated by Jeff Fountain and a team of expert practitioner academics. Andy Kingston-Smith and other ForMission college tutors will facilitate the remaining modules (three core and the optional module if the Heritage Tour module is not selected).
- Full Programme costs:
8,995 euros for the full MA payable over 3 years (this includes food and accommodation at face-to-face modules in Amsterdam). 3,600 Euros is payable in each of the first 2 years whilst the teaching modules are run, and the balance of 1,795 Euros is payable in year 3 (dissertation year).
- Timeline of European Studies Programme:
In summary, the order of modules studied is shown below, according to the September starting point: