DProf in Practical Theology

The DProf in Practical Theology offers you the opportunity to pursue research while remaining rooted in your professional or organisational context.

Course overview

The DProf is designed to enable you to deepen your understanding of the ethical and theological dimensions of your own professional or organisational context.

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 organisations 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 organisations
  • Leaders of faith communities
  • Those in business, enterprise or industry.

Why study this course with us?

Theology and Religious Studies at Chester is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for Practical and Contextual Theology, with a longstanding track record of expertise in teaching, research and supervision at the interface of higher education and the faith communities.

From its foundation as a teacher training college in 1839, the University of Chester has placed a premium on work-related study and vocational training. With the establishment of professional doctorates across the University, beginning with the DProf in Practical Theology in 2009, we continue to be committed to supporting students undertaking practice- and work-based research.

The course location is Parkgate Road Campus, Chester; plus residentials at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden.

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£13,308 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time