Doctor of Philosophy


Updates to Courses

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: https://www.actheology.edu.au/our-courses/. For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Doctor of Philosophy is the perfect award for students whose academic background is in fields other than traditionally related to theology. Providing the opportunity to pursue research in your primary field and integrate this with research in the areas of Biblical, Systematic and Practical theology, this award will equip you in a broad range of fields of study related to the humanities and social sciences and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities.

Rationale
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed for candidates who have a prior degree in theology or in a field other than theology.

The degree is designed to allow candidates whose academic background is in fields other than traditionally related to theology to pursue research in their primary field of research and integrate their research with knowledge from various Christian traditional theological disciplines.

The degree will equip men and women as beginning researchers in a broad range of fields of study related to the humanities and social sciences and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities for those who teach in these fields.

Course Abbreviation PHD20
AQF Level Level 10 Doctorate
Course Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 6 years)
Award Requirements 288 credit point 80,000-100,000 word thesis
Admission Requirements See ACT website for full list of admission requirements.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.