Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology

Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology (Ref. No: 452604)

The Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology is offered in UK by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) at Cambridge with the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), the University of Birmingham, the University of Chester, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Manchester. The Professional Doctorate degree is conferred by Anglia Ruskin University.

  • The Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology is a practice-based research degree particularly designed to be taken on a part-time basis.
  • Candidates will use their ministerial practice as the foundation of a structured process of research and will spend at least one, possibly two weeks in the UK each year, including attendance at the national Professional Doctorate Summer School in July, and research training at ARU and CTF, at Cambridge.
  • Some candidates could spend up to three months in Cambridge in their first year to attend seminars.
  • Local supervisors will be provided in Hong Kong by the Divinity School of Chung Chi College in the CUHK.

Entry Requirement

Candidates need to hold a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in theology (MDiv or BD) or related subject, plus appropriate professional accreditation or experience.

English proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) and a minimum of English Language Competence of at least IELTS 5.5 across all 4 disciplines: writing, reading, speaking and listening.

More Information and Application

More information on the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology and the CTF, and the application form are available at the website of the Cambridge Theological Federation

Applicants should complete and submit ALL of the following forms and the required documents to  

our school. Please specify on the envelope with "Application for Admission to Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology Programme".

DSCCC Application Form    ARU Application Form  Confidential Recommendation

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.