New! Theology and Religious Studies PhD by Distance
Our Distance option allows international students to study part-time for a PhD from their home country, as long as they visit Edinburgh at key stages.
This part-time, 72-month, research programme has been designed especially for suitably qualified applicants from overseas and the UK whose circumstances make regular attendance in Edinburgh impossible.
- Ethics and Practical Theology
- Hebrew Bible and Old Testament Studies
- History of Christianity
- Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
- New Testament and Christian Origins
- Religious Studies
- Science and Religion
- Systematic Theology
- World Christianity
Over the course of the six-year programme, students enrolled on our distance PhD will be required to come to Edinburgh:
- twice in their first year, for research training and a summer review
- once per year of study after that
- once for their final oral examination.
The tuition fee charged will be 50% of the fee for full-time students for each of the six years of the programme.
Academic and English Language entry requirements are the same as for our on-campus PhD programmes.
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School overview of PhD by Distance.
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School overview of PhD by Distance