The Doctor of Theology is a higher degree by research. The purpose of the Doctor of Theology is to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more areas of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.

Entry Requirements:   Four year Bachelor degree with Honours or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. The 12,000 word research essay needs to have been assessed at 75% or higher. A Graduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline including a 12,000 word research essay which needs to have been assessed at 75% or higher.

Structure

Doctor of Theology candidates present their research in a thesis of not more 100,000 words which is examined by at least two external examiners. All candidates must attend a minimum of 8 hours of research seminars each year at the University and either a University Research Day or a research conference each year.

Normal Duration:        2 – 3 years (full-time), 8 years (part-time)

Fees:   Fees for 2018 are $8,376 per Semester of for full time Research

For more information see the Doctor of Theology (Research) Regulation at the University of Divinity website.