University of Chester

University of Chester

Practical Theology

This course is designed to appeal to those interested in relating theological, ethical and spiritual insights and methods to their own professional or voluntary practice; it is part of a national consortium of higher education institutions including Anglia Ruskin, Birmingham and Manchester Universities, and is affiliated to the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology; participants are encouraged to use their professional, voluntary or ministerial practice as the foundation of a structured process of research in practical theology; this is a research degree; all the components are pursued as supervised independent study, supported by regular meetings with a nominated supervisor; in addition, participants attend 3 residential 48-hour seminars per year, which provide structured elements of research training.

Entry requirements

Master's degree in Theology and Religious Studies or another related discipline. Candidates not possessing a Master's degree should have a 1st Class or 2.1 Honours Bachelor's degree and be able to give evidence of prior learning or experience equivalent to master's level study. Applicants who do not meet these requirements can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a: 12,000-16,000 word literature review; 6,000-8,000 words publishable article; 4,000-5,000 word reflective practice; 4,000-5,000 word research proposal; 45000-50000 word research thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DProf Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,754 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
DProf Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,754 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
DProf Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
DProf Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,754 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
DProf Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,754 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
DProf Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,877 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
DProf Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
DProf Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,877 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
DProf Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,877 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
DProf Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,877 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01244 511000