On enrolment, you will be required to complete RES6600 Theological Research Methodology, a course which culminates in the submission of your dissertation proposal to the Research Committee. You have a maximum of 12 months to submit your research proposal, failing which your registration for the PhD will lapse.
If and when your dissertation proposal is accepted, under the guidance of your supervisor you will be required to write a dissertation consisting of 80,000-to-100,000 words.
All work is submitted and returned via email, except for the final bound copies. Full details pertaining to the formatting of your dissertation are contained in RES6600. Your dissertation will be assessed by two independent External Examiners, as well as an Internal Examiner, and if it is successful, you will be awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology degree at the next Graduation Ceremony. The maximum duration of this programme, which is at level 10 on the Higher Education Qualifications Framework, is six years.