We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.
We will hold many more of these online chat events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.
I am interested in studying pilgrimage as spiritual formation. Is that a research topic that fits within the subjects your PhD programme covers?
Hi, it is possible that this would be a research topic for which we could provide a supervision team, but a more detailed research proposal would be helpful. Are you thinking of pilgrimage within a particular faith, for instance? I suggest you put a proposal together, following the advice provided on this page, email it to me and I will circulate to staff in our department. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/cal-research-proposals/index.aspx
Hello! I was wondering if there are any faculty that work within the field of aesthetics and philosophy of religion? Somewhere along the lines of Christian Aesthetics. Thank you!
Hi, there isn’t a member of staff who immediately springs to mind. However, you could peruse the staff pages of the Philosophy and Theology departments in order to read about each individual’s research and supervision interests. It can be found here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/staff/index.aspx In the meantime, if you put together a research proposal and emailed it to me at email@example.com I could circulate it to staff to see if it fell within anyone’s interests.
Good morning, I’m interested in studying a topic that falls under Practical Theology. I am considering both your PhD and DPT programs. I am attracted to your research preparation opportunity in the DPT program that was mentioned in your accompanying video. Is their research training offered in the PhD program? Also is it possible to enroll in the DPT program fulltime or is it only offered part-time? Thank you
Hello. Yes, we do have research training for students on the PhD programme. There is a face-to-face course on research methods that you can drop into and we also have short online research training for things like ethics, fieldwork, managing your work and so forth. It is possible to undertake the DPT on a full-time basis but as most students do this programme alongside their career, it is usually undertake part-time.
I have a 2:1 in BSc Accounting and Finance but I have no previous accredited theological study as such, under my belt. However I have been involved with praise and worship within a Pentecostal church for the last 10 years and i would love to study MA Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. Would i still be allowed to do this course?
Hi, we would would usually like students to have an undergraduate degree in a strongly related field but we can take into account your practical experience. You would be able to apply for the taught MA programme and then use this as a launch pad to a research degree should you wish to go further.