The PhD equips qualified persons for a vocation of teaching and research in theological colleges and universities, and for the scholarly enhancement of Christian ministry. The thesis is expected to demonstrate a significant and original contribution to the candidate’s field of study.
Candidates undertake independent research towards a 70,000–100,000 word thesis on a topic approved by the College. The research is conducted under the supervision of a member of faculty of Moore College.
The thesis must:
- make a distinct contribution to theological learning
- evidence original research and the exercise of independent critical analysis
- evidence the author, being trained in the techniques relevant to the field of research and of being capable, without supervision, of applying these techniques to other research projects
- evidence sufficient familiarity with the area of discipline in which the author had worked to critically assess the present state of knowledge in the subject and to conceive further investigation with an increasing independence.
Candidates will be required to show evidence of competence in ancient and/or modern languages in order to access primary sources and significant secondary works relevant to their research area. Language requirements will be determined at the time of application in consultation with the proposed supervisor.