Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a research doctorate normally involving a thesis of around 80,000 words.  QTC offers expert supervision in a number of areas of theological study, with particular strengths in Old Testament studies, Biblical Theology, Patristics and Historical Theology.

Full details of the ACT course can be found here.

Course Structure:

The minimum duration of PhD candidature is three years (6 semesters), and the maximum duration of PhD candidature is 6 years (12 semesters).

Financial Support:

The course is accredited within Australia as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member institution along with around 20 other colleges nationally. As such, it is a recognized course for the purpose of Fee-Help (provided you meet the government’s eligibility requirements), and for Overseas Students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E). Contact the QTC Registrar for the current fee levels for the Doctor of Philosophy.

Admission Requirements:

Academic Qualifications:

MTh, OR

BTh/BMin Hons, with at least Upper Second Class Honours and at least a Distinction in the thesis, OR

BTh or BMin plus a Graduate Diploma with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥3.0 and ≥Distinction in a major project of at least 12,000 words, OR

BTh or BMin plus a Coursework Masters (such as MA(Th/Min) or MTS) with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥3.0 and ≥Distinction in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR

MDiv or MMin with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥3.0 and ≥ Distinction in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR

MDiv or MMin plus a Coursework Masters (such as MA(Th/Min) or MTS) with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥3.0 and ≥Distinction in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR

MTS, MA(ChrStuds) or MML with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥3.0 and ≥Distinction in a major project of at least 12,000 words,

OR

Theological and non-theological qualifications deemed by the Research and Research Studies Committee to provide a suitable grounding for Doctor of Philosophy study.

 

RTP = Research Training Pathway

FoR = Field of Research

 

Your Next Step?

Please contact our Registrar to discuss possibilities for further study, and to be put in touch with the relevant supervisor.

QTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology. The CRICOS Code for the ACT’s PhD is 076015J.