Research course

Ethics and Practical Theology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMTh by researchMSc by research

Entry requirements

Masters by Research and MPhil: A UK 2:1 honours degree with a mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You should also have academic training in the area of your research project. PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree with a mark of at least 65% in a relevant subject, and typically a specialist masters degree with a high level of attainment (at least 67% in both coursework and dissertation), or their international equivalents. You should also have academic training in the area of your research project. We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The research interests of academic staff and graduate students in Ethics and Practical Theology encompass a range of theoretical and practical approaches to ethics, religion and theology, including environmental ethics, peace-building and reconciliation, ethical theory, and pastoral and practical theology.

You can find out more and identify a potential supervisor by looking at the School of Divinity’s *Staff Profiles, which give details of research interests and publications, and email addresses.

You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research project before making a formal application. In the Ethics and Practical Theology research area, projects are often interdisciplinary. If this is the case, you may be jointly supervised with a subject specialist from another School in the University.

At the School of Divinity you will join a community of around 150 research students, drawn from around the world, and from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds.

You will study in a stimulating environment. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the School’s research environment at 100% world-leading / internationally excellent, second in the UK on this front in theology and religion. This outstanding result reflects the vibrancy of the School’s research culture.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MTh by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
divinity.pg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8952