Offered by Theology and Religious Studies, a doctoral research degree designed to be studied part-time over a five-year period by those seeking to explore and deepen their understanding of the ethical and theological dimensions of their working practice.
What will I get from this programme?
The DPT places the experience and work of students at the centre of the research process, so is thus ideal for experienced practitioners who want to deepen their engagement and understanding.
It is designed to help people better to contribute to their own work and that of their organisations as well as to make contributions to theory and knowledge. Some of the advantages of undertaking a research doctorate in this way include:
• The process is staged so you don’t have to know exactly what you want to research and how you are going to study it when you start
• The first part of the programme is designed to give you research skills and background that will enable you better to identify and execute a practicerelevant research project
• The programme will give you a thorough training in practical theology and in research methods
• You gain assessment credits towards your degree as you go along, allowing you to gauge progress and development
• There are study days throughout the year that enable to share and learn with a cohort of committed, enthusiastic peers from many professional and religious backgrounds and none – you won’t be isolated or lonely
• The programme is run in collaboration with four other major UK universities – an annual summer school allows you to engage with other doctoral students and to learn with a national faculty of supervisors and peers, giving you a huge network of contacts locally, nationally, even internationally
• Regular supervisions with a range of expert interdisciplinary scholars throughout the programme will help you to develop your ideas and skills in ways that are relevant to your research and practice context.
Applications are welcomed from those with a prior undergraduate degree who are engaged in any occupational context in which values and beliefs have significant relevance.
How to apply
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