Practical Theology (Professional Doctorate)

University of Birmingham the United Kingdom

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The award
Professional Doctorate

How long you will study
6 - 7 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2090 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Practical Theology at University of Birmingham

The Doctor of Practical Theology 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 DPT 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 work. The programme is designed particularly for part-time students (though it may be possible to take it full-time) and you will be encouraged to use your professional, voluntary or ministerial practice as the foundation for your structured research in practical theology. The DPT is suitable for all those actively involved in professional or substantial voluntary work across a range of contexts and institutions, who want to examine the implications of action guiding beliefs, values, and ideologies (

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardProfessional DoctorateHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 - 7 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2090 per yearInternational course fees find out
  • The awardProfessional DoctorateHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15210 per year

Entry requirements

Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band; TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

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