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Professional Doctorate in Religion (DRel)


York St John University School of Education

Part time January Prof Doctorate 4-6 years part-time

About the course

This doctoral programme introduces you to issues that relate to you as a professional minister embarking on research. You will also addresses issues related to your ministry.

The learning style is informal and collegiate. There is a strong emphasis on enabling you to develop your writing. You will also focus on critically engaging with key ideas, and developing a research project. The collegiality continues into stage two as you write your doctoral thesis. At this point there will be extended opportunities to share ideas and issues with fellow students and supervisors.

An unusual feature of this DRel is that the taught modules are shared with professionals from various backgrounds who are studying for the Professional Doctorate in Education and the Professional Doctorate in

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Entry Requirements

Admission to the programme will be decided by an interview panel, and no candidates will be admitted solely on the basis of previous awards or professional experience. The normal minimum entrance qualifications will be:

- An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent)
- At least two years of relevant professional experience

All candidates must also currently be in a professional role that is relevant to this award. The relevance of past and current experience to a particular award will be judged at interview.


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