Research course

Practical Theology Doctorate

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
DPT

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. Candidates will also require a suitable base in practice to be accepted on this course.

We welcome applications from:

  • Public sector professionals in health, education and social services
  • 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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a practice-based doctoral level degree. It provides a unique opportunity for practitioners in a wide variety of settings to work with peers from similar and different professional and voluntary contexts to gain a practice-based and relevant research degree by staged part-time work.

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 wor

Qualification and course duration

DPT

part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
dptenquiries@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 5666