The Practical Theology programme of the University of Roehampton focuses on using research to develop theological practice, to the mutual enrichment of both academic theology and faith practice.
In order to develop your research skills, the programme will provide you with extensive knowledge and understanding of areas of Practical Theology and the critical methods practised at the forefront of the discipline. Students be enabled to reflect on these research methods in looking at their own practice, researching this both empirically (where appropriate) and from theological discourses, producing findings that satisfy peer scrutiny and are deemed to be of publishable quality, making an original contribution to knowledge.
The DTh is intended to enable existing professionals working in church ministry, mission, education, development or the para-church sector to move into senior or national positions within visionary research-led organisations.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Empirical Research for Christian Ministry
- Approaches to Biblical Studies
- Pentecostal Theology and Practice
- Gender, Text and Narrative
- Reading Seminar
- Contemporary Issues in Hinduism
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Applications for September admission will not be processed if initial enquiries are made later than the end of the preceding June.
DisciplinesSocial Work Religious Studies & Theology Liberal Arts View 25 other PhDs in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- For Route 1A – a good Masters Bachelors degree in Theology or related subject together with substantial ecclesial or faith-practice experience;
- For Route 1B – a good Masters degree in Theology or related subject together with substantial ecclesial or faith-practice experience.
- Students will need to outline a research project at the point of application and are advised to make contact with the Programme Convener (see Further Information) to discuss this BEFORE application.
- Deadlines: Applications for September admission will not be processed if initial enquiries are made later than the end of the preceding June, and students are advised to make contact to develop their application as early as possible in the Spring so as to enable the process and ensure – where appropriate – a September enrollment.
International15285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15285 GBP per year during 48 months.
National2204 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2204 GBP per year during 48 months.
- part-time EU: 2,204 per year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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