Research course

Practical Theology

University of Chester · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Entry requirements

Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies or another related discipline. Candidates not possessing a Master’s degree should have a 1st-class or 2.1 honours Bachelor’s degree and be able to give evidence of prior learning or experience equivalent to master’s level study. Applicants who do not meet these requirements can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The DProf is designed to enable students to deepen their understanding of the ethical and theological dimensions of their work and to reflect on the values informing their own practice and those of their organization.

This is a practice-based research degree aimed at candidates from a range of backgrounds, including:

  • Ministers of religion in parish, congregational or chaplaincy settings
  • Public sector organizations such as education, health care and social services
  • Police and legal professions
  • Those in the caring professions, such as psychotherapy and counselling or social work
  • Sport, media and cultural industries or the arts
  • Charities, campaign groups and other non-governmental organizations
  • Leaders of faith-communities
  • Those in business, enterprise or industry

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
+44 (0)1244 511 000
+44 (0)1244 511 300