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Doctor of Philosophy (UD)

Course Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (AQF level 10 Doctoral Research) course has been designed to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge in more traditional fields of theology, to research investigate and develop new knowledge in one or more areas of investigation, scholarship or professional practice. It is also designed to allow candidates whose academic background is in fields other than those traditionally related to theology, to pursue research in their primary field and integrate their research with knowledge from various Christian traditional theological disciplines.

Course Duration

3 years full-time (up to 6 years part-time)

Course Structure

100,000 word thesis

Entry Requirements

This degree is open to those who hold an excellent qualification at AQF level 8 or 9 or above in Ministry or Theology which includes a significant piece of research (such as a Master of Theology, or Bachelor of Theology or Ministry with first class honours, Masters of Divinity or Masters of Ministry or Master of Theological Studies with a GPA of 3.0 or better, which included research methods and a project of at least 12,000 words). Consideration will also be given to other factors such as practical experience, maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the Course. Demonstrated knowledge of biblical or other languages will generally be required.

For full details of entry requirements, see the current Higher Degrees by Research page on University of Divinity website.