The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that can be undertaken either by thesis, or by coursework and thesis. It provides students with a substantial background in theology and preliminary research training. Students have the opportunity to undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.
Graduates will be able to provide leadership at local, national, and international levels, demonstrating:
advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which may include philosophy
the capacity to successfully undertake a major piece of theological or philosophical research under supervision.
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a research degree in any field covered by the University, including theology and philosophy. It is assessed on the basis of a written thesis, which is submitted at the conclusion of the degree.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for high-level research and, as such, it is expected that candidates will make a contribution to knowledge in their chosen field. A PhD may be undertaken by three different means:
1. Traditional PhD: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a thesis.
2. PhD with Publication: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of the submission of a thesis, containing a number of papers written up as journal articles.
3. PhD by Creative Project: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a thesis and a project, including but not limited to a durable record of performance, exhibition of visual arts, writing, design, film, multimedia, CD, DVD, software program, or other creative works.
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy welcomes enquiries from suitably qualified students considering Higher Degree Research across our research focus areas. Please contact our Associate Dean, Research, for more information.
Applications for admission to a higher degree by research are administered by the Graduate Research office. Please read application instructions carefully, noting the different processes for domestic students and international students.
Potential students are strongly encouraged to informally discuss their project with a potential supervisor before making formal application for admission, which includes your proposed research project