The Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology (DTh) at the University of Roehampton is committed to high level research, grounded in faith practice. The programme is specifically designed to allow students to continue in professional roles and / or to research an area of importance in a relevant practical context. DTh students are part-time, integrating their study and research with a wide variety of professional and practical contexts – in voluntary organisations and faith sector work, in lay work and ministry, in social justice movements and education. Whilst the programme works largely within Christian paradigms of practical theology, the programme is open to researchers from a diversity of faith backgrounds where staff are equipped to teach and supervise. The programme focuses on using research to develop theological practice, to the mutual enrichment of both academic theology and faith practice.