Postgraduate (Research)


The Sydney College of Divinity is an excellent research centre, and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the communities it serves. It is characterised by a broad and balanced application of learning which focuses on preparing the next generation of Christian teachers and scholars. The Sydney College of Divinity aims to ‘encourage theological scholarship which is ecumenically sensitive and relevant to issues of culture and society in Australia and Oceania.’

Postgraduate Research provides the opportunity for professional development in ministry at the highest academic level and thereby, through a period of systematic reflection on the practice of ministry and by a critical, creative and academically informed investigation, to make a distinct contribution to the profession.

If you are considering a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) email us at [email protected] for a conversation with our Research Director. Applications for candidature are made directly to the Sydney College of Divinity and are accepted throughout the year.

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is undertaken by research and thesis. It provides the opportunity to embark on research, which investigates a theologically related topic.

Fees: Full-time is $7,100 per semester | Part-time is $3,550 per semester

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The DMin provides the opportunity to pursue advanced study in Christian Life and Ministry by research at the highest academic level in the context of professional practice, with supporting specialist coursework.

Fees: Full-time is $7,100 per semester | Part-time is $3,550 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD candidates embark on a significant piece of research which investigates a theologically related topic in a systematic, creative and comprehensive manner that is not available in coursework programs.

Fees: Full-time is $7,100 per semester | Part- time is $3,550 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

Doctor of Theology (ThD)

The ThD is designed for those who seek to expand their own understanding and develop new knowledge in theology for academic, vocational, professional and/or personal reasons.

Fees: Full-time is $7,100 per semester | Part-time is $3,550 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

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