University of Chester

Practical Theology

Parkgate Road Campus
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Rank: 94 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Parkgate Road Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 36 months

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This course is designed to appeal to those interested in relating theological, ethical and spiritual insights and methods to their own professional or voluntary practice; it is part of a national consortium of higher education institutions including Anglia Ruskin, Birmingham and Manchester Universities, and is affiliated to the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology; participants are encouraged to use their professional, voluntary or ministerial practice as the foundation of a structured process of research in practical theology; this is a research degree; all the components are pursued as supervised independent study, supported by regular meetings with a nominated supervisor; in addition, participants attend 3 residential 48-hour seminars per year, which provide structured elements of research training.


Entry requirements

Master's degree in Theology and Religious Studies or another related discipline. Candidates not possessing a Master's degree should have a 1st Class or 2.1 Honours Bachelor's degree and be able to give evidence of prior learning or experience equivalent to master's level study. Applicants who do not meet these requirements can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

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About this university

International students

There are an average of 130 countries represented among the student body at Chester and there are country specific information portals on the website to begin the process of applying to one of its courses. There is also help and advice on hand to assist those from outside the UK in adapting to their new home, ranging from immigration and visas advice to financial guidance, help with finding part time work and accommodation assistance. Chester Student's Union is at the heart of extracurricular activities as well as supporting and representing the student body. The union operates a bar on the main campus as well as another in Warrington and three shops. There are also some 75 clubs and societies to get involves with. The sports clubs take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sports leagues as well as inter-campus competitions called Varsity. Away from sports, there are many interest based societies, arts and performance groups and even student media such as the radio station, known as Cat Radio, broadcasting daily from the Warrington campus.

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