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Research Symposiums on Ageing and Spirituality (in partnership with MHA)

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

Lay Preachers Conference 2018 – All Are Welcome?

The 2018 Lay Preachers Conference has been confirmed and we are happy ...

Journeying to Justice – Book Launch and Lecture

Organised by Luther King House, the Centre for Theology and Justice, ...

Events

23 Nov

Research Symposium on Ageing and Spirituality – November 2017

This seminar is an opportunity to share current or recent research in ...

08 Jan

Dead and Buried? – Whitley Lecture 2018

Helen Paynter – ‘Dead and Buried?’ Attending to the ...

12 Feb

Winter School: Interested in Embodied Theology?

Led by Jan Berry and Clare McBeath. Spend four days exploring themes ...

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.