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Theology and Practice, Doctorate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 months
, | Online
It is designed both for people in various kinds of Christian ministry or leadership and for those in other professions who wish to undertake doctoral work connecting theology and religion with their own professional fields.


The DTh begins with the module Connecting Theology, Religion and Practice, in which students combine the study of practical theology methods and approaches with two other academic areas in theology or religion, and reflect on their practice in their own context in the light of that academic study.

In later modules, students undertake supervised research and practical projects based in their own context on topics negotiated with the programme team. 

The outcomes of these projects include publishable academic writing and innovative practice in their field of work. The fourth module is focused on preparing students for their final thesis projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 May, with interviews taking place on 19, 20 and 21 April
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Connecting Theology, Religion and Practice
  • Practical Project and Critical Evaluation
  • Research Project
  • Research Proposal

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Normally a Masters degree in Theology or a related discipline, and active engagement in a relevant context of professional practice.
  • In the first instance, please contact the Programme Leader for more information. Applicants may then submit an application online at UKPASS

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1908 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 84 months.
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Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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