The Practical Theology Doctorate programme from University of Birmingham is suitable for anyone actively involved in professional or substantial voluntary work across a range of contexts and institutions, who want to examine the implications of action guiding beliefs, values, and ideologies (‘theologies’) for their practices, and vice versa. A variety of social science and other methodologies can be used to research practice and contexts.
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV
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
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Normally a good 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. We are looking for candidates who show the potential for doctoral level study in their applications and can reflect on their own practice.
- 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 organisations, 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
National2283 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2283 GBP per year during 60 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.