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Conference for Lay Preachers’ – April 2017

Come and Explore Wisdom Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd April 2017 ...

Research Symposium – March 2017

Booking is now open for our Research Symposium, taking place on ...

A Christmas Reflection – ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – A Reflection on ...

Events

10 May

Launch of The Centre for Theology & Justice

David Goodbourne Annual Lecture – Fr. Augusto Zampini – ...

13 May

Dementia Friendly Church

A day conference exploring ways in which churches can offer welcome ...

26 Jun

Summer School: Refreshing Worship, Renewing Preaching

Led by Jan Berry and Glen Marshall. Breathe new life into your worship ...

Postgraduate Research Programme PhD & MPhil

Our postgraduate research programme in Contextual Theology is validated by the University of Manchester. We offer research opportunities in all areas of contextual theology and ministry, including, but not limited to:

  • worship
  • ministry and church leadership
  • congregational studies
  • mission and multi-faith engagement
  • urban, political and social theologies, including liberation theologies and postmodern theologies
  • biblical studies and biblical languages
  • pastoral theology and pastoral ministry
  • local and global church history, theology and governance

Study Options
LKH offers both a PhD and an MPhil research programme. It is possible to study on either programme on a part-time or full-time basis.

Course Duration
From the point of formal admission to the University of Manchester, MPhil students have 1 year to complete their studies on a full-time basis, or 2 years on a part-time basis; PhD students have 3 years to complete their studies on a full-time basis, or 6 years on a part-time basis. In certain circumstances, with the agreement of their supervisors, students may submit their thesis early or may apply for an additional year in which to write up their research.

Supervision and Academic Support
All our research students are allocated a supervisory team comprised of a main supervisor with significant previous supervisory experience, plus one or more co-supervisors with specialist subject knowledge in the student’s field of interest. If you are on our research programme, you can expect regular on-going individual supervision support, and you will be expected to attend our in-house research training days three times a year. The University of Manchester also offers its own programme of research training events which are available to all our postgraduate research students.

Our Virtual Learning Site, Moodle, provides you with key information, documents and resources related to your research programme. As well as having access to our own library and learning resources, students enrolled on our postgraduate research programme also have full access to resources in the University of Manchester Library. New entrants to the research programme will have access to the University’s on-line eProg facility, which enables you to keep records of your learning and gives you direct and easy access to the University’s electronic resources.