Unique and affordable opportunities to study Contextual theology with us this September!
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We are a constituent college of Luther King Centre, Manchester. UTU brings over 40 years of experience of doctoral supervision in Contextual Theology. The University of Manchester is a Russell Group university making us a partner with one of the top 30 universities in the world.

Our college is run by our staff and members our fees are reasonable and our approach is flexible. For agile learning with high standards you’ve come to the right place.

Certificate and Diploma in Contextual Theology

Would you like to do some formal study but you’re not sure if it’s really for you? Take a certificate or diploma in Contextual theology. An introduction to Contextual theology will give you space to experience study with the chance to explore with us the next step in your discipleship.

Graduate Study Seminar

Our Graduate Study Seminar meets four times a year for a day and half at a time.
We offer

  1. PhD supervision and training
  2. Independent research support
  3. Always wanted to write that book? We’ll supervise and accompany you.

Our style is collegiate and holistic as we learn, pray, and share life together. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment and apply.

PhD in Theology

The PhD is supervised at UTU by supervisors approved by the University of Manchester.   UTU has developed a unique collegiate style for PhD students where students are always supported by a team of supervisors and learn with a cohort of others who also share responsibility for peer-learning, challenge, and encouragement.

Cohorts meet four times a year for two-day supervision sessions that recognize that the whole person – spiritual, social, mental and emotional – is engaged in the research undertaken.

Our Director of Resarch is Revd Dr Ian Duffield.

For PhD, information on fees and entry requirements are updated on the Luther King Centre website. UTU students are initially interviewed in Sheffield before applying and registering with Luther King Centre.

Unique and affordable opportunities to study practical theology with us this September! Apply Now

The Methodist Church has agreements with eight institutions, including UTU, regarding Methodist Honorary Research Fellows.

A number of Methodists who meet the general requirements for Hon Research Fellow status – which is normally to be a PhD holder and either actively researching or hoping to more actively research – are welcome to contact the Director of SRI to discuss this possibility.

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