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Research at Cliff College

Cliff College is a global centre for evangelism and missiology, including in the area of research.

Research is a key part of the life of Cliff College, and we are proud to offer a variety of opportunities to engage with both academic and practice-based research on a wide range of topics. These include:

  • evangelism and missiology
  • Wesleyan and Methodist studies
  • women, gender and the Bible
  • Pentecostal studies
  • the theology of preaching
  • the theology of the atonement
  • youth, children and families' mission and ministry
  • intergenerational church
  • New Testament

Cliff College's research degree programmes are approved by and lead to an award from the The University of Manchester, which is a Russell Group university and is ranked among the leading research universities globally.

Sandra Brower, Academic Delivery Director

Having a PhD from a Russell Group university is particularly significant in the world of academia. Although our research students complete their studies with Cliff College, they apply to and are accepted by the University of Manchester. This brings particular benefits for our students; they have access to the university libraries, workshops, seminars and study events in addition to those they have at Cliff. Being a PhD student at Cliff College is really the best of both worlds – access to everything the university extends to research students, plus the intimacy and community that Cliff has to offer.

Sandra Brower, Academic Delivery Director

Research centres

Cliff College is a base for three research centres, all of which support and enable research students at the College and elsewhere. Each centre has its own focus and hosts regular forums or lectures.

Upcoming research centre events

The best thing about doing research at Cliff is the relationality. You engage in research alongside others rather than alone, and the College and faculty provide great support.

PhD student, 2020