UTU is an independent, ecumenical charitable organisation, committed to the search for relevant Christian discipleship in contemporary society. It seeks to be a community of study and commitment, based in the inner city, where people can come from many backgrounds, nationalities and traditions, for vocational discovery and theological and ministerial education/training.
Our courses are geared to give support, affirmation, new skills and ideas to lay and ordained Christians in all contexts, especially the urban. Our ethos is to be inclusive, which means there is respect for different theological perspectives. In the search for relevant Christian practice today.
MA and MPhil/PhD
The Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield (UTU) is passionately committed to urban theology and ministry, radical biblical interpretation and contextual practice, and creative on-the-ground research. UTU provides a stimulating, supportive, and challenging environment for the development of theology and practice in both church and community, and offers part-time postgraduate programmes in Contextual Theology. UTU is a Constituent College of Luther King House, which is an approved partner of the University of Manchester.
è MA in Contextual Theology — this is suitablefor teachers, lay ministers, readers, community workers, for clergy as part of Ministerial Development, and for all interested in developing their Christian thinking. Single modules can be audited.
è MPhil/PhD in Contextual Theology — this is suitablefor clergy, activists, and academics as part of professional development or individual interest. Research focuses on Urban, Liberation, and Contextual Theologies and Practice. Supervisors and researchers work together in an Graduate Seminar Group providing peer support and colleagueship. Research interests include: • Urban Mission • Fresh Expressions • Eco-theology • Disability • Leadership • Racism • Christian Socialism • Religious Community • Refugees • Chaplaincy.
UTU’s Library is one of the best theological and biblical and ministerial libraries in the North of England. Ask the office about access to this wonderful library.
UTU also provides study days on preaching and ministry, etc., and tuition in Biblical Hebrew. For details of courses, days, and summer schools consult the website.
For further information contact the UTU Office on 0114 270 9907
STUDY DAYS & SHORT COURSES AT UTU
NO FEE - DONATION WELCOME
Lower Ground Floor, Victoria Hall
(Access at Chapel Walk Entrance)
PUBLIC LIFE & POLITICS IN MULTI-FAITH BRITAIN
The above course is postponed due to bereavement.
We hope to do a similar course in the next academic year.
REVD DR NOEL IRWIN
Will be announced in the next academic year
ALL WELCOME - NO FEE!
DONATIONS & VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE
OUR NEXT UTU COLLOQUIUM IS ON 8 OCTOBER 2015,
Community Development with Revd Steve Millwood
10 am - 12.30 pm
In its search for 'relevant discipleship in the city', UTU has launched a new series of 'colloquia' at which Christians share experience and insights on a topic of current interest. Three such gatherings have been held so far with topics including, Foodbanks with Nick Waterfield, Engagement & Projects: Valuing contributions in the community with Canon Julian Sullivan and Catholic Social Teaching with Mike Buckley.
CHECK THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR!
SAINT MATTHEW'S FESTIVAL
Research Degrees at UTU
MA, MPhil & PhD
See UTU degrees for further details.
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Our New Offices
UTU's new teaching suite is in the centre of Sheffield and offers academic courses in Theological education and training, in particular MA & MPhil/PhD programmes through Luther King House and an approved partner of the University of Manchester. We also offer less formal courses in personal theology and spirituality, biblical Hebrew, sabbaticals and courses tailored to particular needs.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, do contact us, and we'll try to help.
Location: Access to UTU is via the Chapel Walk entrance (to the left when facing the front of the building,opposite the stage entrance of the Crucible Theatre and the NCP car park). In the reception area walk straight ahead to the lift on your left to the lower ground floor and follow the signs for UTU.