Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Practical Theology

This innovative part-time doctoral course deepens understanding of the spiritual and ethical dimensions. Developed and run in partnership with the Cambridge Theological Federation, our course begins with an in-depth introduction to practical theology�s key debates, methods and thinkers. There�s a strong emphasis on critical research and students complete in-depth written projects, including a 7,000-word literature review and publishable article on an aspect of their research. Students benefit from high-quality research training, as well as guidance and support from world class theologians, as they develop their research proposal and complete a 59,000-word dissertation. There are a number of research seminar days, as well as a 3 day summer school, but with an independent study commitment of 6-8 hours per week it�s possible to combine the course with a job.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally need a Master's degree in a related subject, plus appropriate professional experience that allow them to successfully complete the programme. If applicants do not have a Master's degree, we may still consider them for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Research with the possibility of subsequent progression to the Professional Master's or Professional Doctorate provided they have at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) and appropriate research and professional experience. We carefully evaluate the applicant's academic and professional background and, where appropriate, invite them for interview. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DProf Part-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868