Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Postgraduate research degrees involve an extended period of intensive, independent research, resulting in a significant contribution of original knowledge to your field.
During your studies you will have the opportunity to meet eminent researchers and become part of a vibrant research community. You will develop research skills as well as invaluable transferable skills, which you can apply to your academic life, your current employment or a variety of professions outside of academia.
In most cases, research for a PhD will require you to undertake at least three years of full-time study (or six years part-time) in order to write a thesis of up to 100,000 words.
Research in theology and religious studies will require you to develop your own research idea, which often involves adapting an initial idea through several revisions in consultation with a supervisor.
For admission to the PhD programme you will need to demonstrate your ability to sustain independent research under supervision. You will normally have completed (or being in the process of completing) a masters programme that includes a dissertation. You will also need to be competent in academic writing in English.