Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology DProf

Research ( part-time)

Cambridge

January 2017, April 2017, June 2017, September 2017

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Course duration: 3-6 years (part-time).

This course is located in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Find out more about our research.

Overview

Whether you’re developing social policy, running a business or are a minister of religion, this innovative part-time doctoral course will deepen your understanding of the spiritual and ethical dimensions.

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Full description

Supervision and support

Theologians from Anglia Ruskin University and the Cambridge Theological Federation will support Stage 1 of your course and we’ve supervisors available nationally to support you in your dissertation.

Where you'll research

Your faculty

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Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.

Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.

If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.

Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students 2016/17 (Stage 1) (part-time, per year)

£2,600

UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)

£1,300

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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Careers

We welcome UK and international students from many walks of life, including the various faith ministries, industry and business, government and public services. You’ll be able to research the aspects of practical theology most relevant to your life, vocation or profession and will gain practical theological knowledge, along with the skills to apply it.

Contact details

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Contact the Course Director Dr Zoë Bennett for more information about this course.
Email: zb200@cam.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1223 760080

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need a Masters degree in a related subject, plus appropriate professional experience that will allow you to successfully complete the programme. If you do not have a Masters degree, we may still consider you for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Research with the possibility of subsequent progression to the Professional Masters or Professional Doctorate provided you have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and appropriate research and professional experience.

We’ll carefully evaluate your academic and professional background and, where appropriate, invite you for interview.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

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