University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Practical Theology

This is a practice-based doctoral level degree. It provides an opportunity for practitioners in a wide variety of settings to work with peers from similar and different professional and voluntary contexts to gain a practice-based and relevant research degree by staged part-time work. Throughout the programme you will be supported to: analyse case studies; acquire relevant research methods; identify appropriate research questions; design research strategies; develop communication and dissemination skills; make use of peer/academic support and critique to improve your work.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. Candidates will also require a suitable base in practice to be accepted on this course. We welcome applications from: public sector professionals in health, education and social services; active members of caring professions such as psychotherapy, counselling, nursing, social work, community development; those involved in religious ministry in parish, congregational, or chaplaincy settings; people working in charities, non-governmental organizations, in the cultural industries, or in the arts; those involved in industry or business wishing to deepen their understanding of the ethical and theological dimensions of their practice.

Course modules

This programme consists of 3 introductory modules and a final dissertation, permitting a staged approach to research. Assessment is by a portfolio of work including a literature review, a publishable article, a research proposal and a final 50,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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