About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree in a theologically related area, with often a strong focus on its relevance for interdisciplinary studies. It is expected that the candidate in pursuing their research with independence and intellectual freedom will make an incisive, original, and substantial contribution to the discipline(s) pursued. This will result in a written thesis that will contribute to a significant advancement of academic knowledge, methodologies, and skills associated with the area of study undertaken by the researcher. There are two pathways to the Doctor of Philosophy, the first is PhD by New Thesis, the second PhD via prior publication, open to established researchers who do not yet have a Doctorate.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an AQF level 10 research doctoral award. It meets the specifications for a Doctoral Degree (Research) set by the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The Doctor of Philosophy provides the opportunity to pursue advanced study in a theologically related area by research at the highest academic level. It is designed for those who seek to further their study in such an area, including interdisciplinary study, for academic, vocational, professional and/or personal reasons. It also offers research training and experience that would support an academic or professional career involving research.