The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a professional doctoral programme, validated by the University of Chester, for those in ministry leading to:

  • the development of expertise in a particular aspect of theology and/or ministry
  • the development of new approaches to pastoral ministry
  • the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a major research project.

DMin Course Structure

MA modules as listed.

DMin modules (each 20 credits unless otherwise stated):

  • Research Project & Proposal for the thesis (40 credits - compulsory)
  • Principles & Practice of Pastoral Care
  • Principles & Practice of Christian Mission
  • The Church - Principles & Practice of Ministry
  • Theological Reflection & Ministry (40 credits - compulsory)

The Research Project/Thesis – a substantial piece of theological research, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor or on a topic arising from the student’s own experience and practice of ministry. The thesis will be assessed in an oral examination by internal and external examiners.

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