Research Degrees

Higher Degree by Research

The four Sydney College of Divinity research degrees require an equally high level of performance, though they are each structured to meet different student needs and may have different entry requirements.

All research degrees are available either full-time or part-time.  Thesis and presentations are written in English.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The Master of Philosophy allows for a more contained research project.  It is available for a wide range of subject areas from a specialist theological interest to an interest in relating theology to other disciplines. The program consists of research and the preparation of a thesis.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Doctor of Ministry provides an opportunity to investigate practical life situations through the lens of theological understanding. The program consists of two coursework units (20%) followed by research and thesis (80%).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy is open to those wishing to pursue either specialist theological research or wider research with theological implications. The program consists of research and the preparation of a thesis.

Doctor of Theology (ThD)

The Doctor of Theology is open to those with appropriate prior theological study who wish to continue in a theological specialisation. The program consists of research and the preparation of a thesis.

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