Doctor of Theology and Ministry
The first component of the programme is taught and involves several modules which prepare and train the candidates for their research in practical theology. The normal entrance requirement to the DThM is a Master's degree in Theology and Religious Studies or a related subject.
Those interested in applying to study for the DThM are invited to contact the Postgraduate Admissions Secretary for application details.
For more information, consult the DThM handbook below.
2011 DThM Summer School
This year’s Summer School for the Doctor of Theology and Ministry (DThM) programme took place at St John’s College from 12th – 16th September. The resident theologian was Professor Stephen Pattison from the University of Birmingham who gave a series of lectures and encouraged discussion based on the themes of vision, shame, exclusion and inclusion. His work connected immediately with our own experience as practitioners and helped us reflect on how we can respond pastorally to those around us who are in difficulty.
One of the great things about the DThM course is that it is research focused, academically rigorous and reflects on practical issues. It was encouraging to see new first year students for whom the Summer School provided a place to breathe intellectually and be part of what is happening on the cutting-edge of practical theology. It was also good to hear of those part-time students who, after six years of study, had submitted their research thesis.
For those who are interested in research and further academic study, one of the helpful aspects of the DThM is that the course provides a professional training in practical theology and research methods whilst supporting you in developing a research focus. It also invariably involves exploring an issue that will be familiar to those who support you locally. The Summer School provides an opportunity to talk about research projects and hear what others are doing. Next year we are delighted that Dr Harriet Mowat will be our practical theologian in residence. Her area of expertise is in the development of methods in practical theology and her research interests are in ageing and the practice of ageing as a spiritual task.
Further details are available from Dr Jocelyn Bryan, Director of Postgraduate Studies, St John's College: Tel: 0191 334 3858; Email: email@example.com. Professor Walter Moberly, Chair of Programme Management Board; Professor Chris Cook, Programme Director and Admissions Tutor.