Key Programme Information
Institute of Theology
The research strategy of the Institute of Theology aims to offer Doctoral supervision across a wide range of theological disciplines. In addition to the historical and textual bases upon which successful PhD theses are focused, the Institute has expanded its research activities in the field of missiological and pastoral theology. Recent students successfully supervised within the Institute have come from within the UK and abroad.
The Institute of Theology is able to offer supervision in the following theological areas:
- Church History: the study of theologically-motivated movements and peoples in Christian history
- Historical Theology: development of doctrine from New Testament times to the present
- Missiology: strategies and movements of Christian missions
- New Testament: the literature, language and world of the New Testament
- Old Testament: the literature, language and world of the Old Testament
- Practical Theology: theories of worship/Christian communication
A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
The normal minimum requirement for admission to a PhD is an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent qualification recognised by the University. Further information on entrance requirements for this PhD can be obtained by contacting the Institute.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
MODE OF STUDY/DURATION
Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD (or part-time equivalent).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their programme of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.
Please click the links below for more information:
English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
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Supervision is provided via the recognised academic staff of the Institute's affiliated Theological Colleges.
Degrees are formally conferred by Queen's.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.
For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres. Find PhD funding opportunities.
FEES AND FUNDING
For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy
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