Normally a good Masters degree in Theology and Religious Studies or a related subject. It is especially suitable for those who have completed the MA in Theology and Ministry at Cranmer Hall, Wesley Study Centre
Months of entry
The Doctor of Theology and Ministry programme delivers doctoral level training and research opportunities in the interdisciplinary field of Practical Theology. We recruit practitioners in Christian ministry (lay and ordained) who wish to engage in professional development by critical reflection on practice in the light of theology and the human and social sciences. The programme is offered by the Department of Theology and Religion, with the support of the denominational theological training institutions in Durham: Cranmer Hall (Anglican) and the Wesley Study Centre (Methodist). The DThM is normally undertaken by part-time study over six years. It combines both a taught course element (years 1 to 2) and a research thesis element (years 3 to 6). Integral to the delivery of the programme is the annual summer school combined with ongoing research supervision.
Current examples of DThM research projects include: the pastoral care of self-harming women prisoners, the re-shaping of Methodist circuits to facilitate mission, the models of transformation suggested in reality TV compared to those offered in typical Christian preaching, the experience of Roman Catholic priests and people working collaboratively in multi-parish curacies.
Information for international students
English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent, with no band below 6.5.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Theology and Religion
- 0191 3343929