Master of Arts in Worship and Liturgical Studies at the Scottish Episcopal Institute

The Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI) is offering an exciting new MA in Worship and Liturgical Studies from September 2023! It is aimed at those engaged in pastoral ministry who wish to supplement their liturgical know-how and practice. It is delivered online by experts and practitioners in the field, especially in Scotland, and validated by Durham University.

SEI is informed by the rich tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC), a Province of the Anglican Communion that traces its roots to the preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ in the British Isles by St Ninian, St Kentigern (St Mungo) and St Columba in the fifth century. The SEC preserves their ancient faith and expresses it in a rich and varied liturgical life borne of fifteen hundred years of sacramental life and liturgical experience.

The new MA in Worship and Liturgical Studies is a unique programme of studies insofar as it explores not only the SEC’s liturgical tradition and that of Anglicanism, but also those of other denominations in Scotland, so that no single denominational affiliation is required to benefit from this programme. SEI hopes to cooperate in module delivery with other theological education institutions across the UK. Students will complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit supervised dissertation for a total of 180 modules (across three or four years). Fees are modest (£200 per credit, or £3600 for the MA).

The modules to run from September are ‘Advanced Topic in Worship and Liturgical Studies’ with the Revd Canon Peter Moger, Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Stornoway; ‘Words and Music in Worship’ with the Revd Canon Christoph Wutscher, Rector of Holy Trinity, Stirling; and Independent Learning Projects, bespoke to individual students’ talents and interests.

For more information, please email the Revd Dr Michael Hull at

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