This professional doctorate is designed to offer clergy, those in full-time church related work and others working in a variety of professional and voluntary contexts an opportunity to pursue doctoral level studies through a programme relevant to their ministry and theological interests. It provides the skills and opportunities for research into the links between academic theology, ministry and professional practice.
The programme is taught by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies as well as the Department of Education & Professional Studies. There are three component parts studied sequentially:
- A taught component consisting of modules on different aspects of theology, ministry and professional practice (eg systematic theology; biblical studies; sociology of religion; moral theology and empirical research methods for the study of ministry).
- The Ministerial Focused Study will look at ministry in practice via an empirically based project;
- The Research Based Thesis enables students to explore an aspect of theology and ministry of personal or professional interest.
Dr Philip Barnes
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Maximum seven years duration.
The programme acts as a source of professional development for some, while for others, it enables entry into theological education.
Year of entry 2013