Postgraduate Research Degrees MPHIL / PHD

What is special about this course?

Highland Theological College UHI has been supervising postgraduate students for a number of years. Since 2004, through our memorandum of agreement with UHI (of which HTC is a constituent Academic Partner), HTC has been registering all of our MPhil/PhD students with the University of Aberdeen.

MPhil Degree

HTC must be satisfied that a prospective student is of the required academic standard to complete the scheme of research proposed. Students will be expected, therefore, to have completed an honours’ degree in theology at upper second class level (or the overseas equivalent).

PhD Degree

Prospective PhD students who do not already have the MPhil degree or its equivalent (Th.M or M.Th) will be registered as M.Phil students until the completion of a probationary period, after which they can apply to be upgraded. This probationary period will normally be one year for full-time students and 18 months for part-time students.

How will I study my course?

    Supervision of the degree will be carried out by the academic staff of Highland Theological College UHI, students will be registered with UHI and their programme will be administered by HTC. However, successful candidates will be awarded their MPhil or PhD degree from the University of Aberdeen.

    Where can I study my course?

      Fees

      Please see the university's research postgraduate tuition fees information.

      Funding

      External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact us for more information.

      Part-scholarships - Apply now!

      HTC is pleased to offer two part-scholarships for applicants from outwith the EU applying for full-time, residential PhD studies at the College.  These scholarships offer a 50% reduction in fees over the three years of full-time PhD studies.

      We are particularly seeking proposals in the area of theological anthropology and we would favour applications that cross the theological disciplines to combine, for example, biblical and systematic theology or systematic and practical theology (etc.).

      Questions or inquiries should be addressed for the attention of the Registry Officer to htcadmissions@uhi.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)1349 780000.

      Applications should be submitted electronically, sending:

      • A full CV/résumé, including details of your qualifications with grades (or grades to date);
      • A 1000 word research proposal;
      • An indicative bibliography;
      • The names and contact details of three academic referees.

       

      Applications should be sent for the attention of the Registry Officer to htcadmissions@uhi.ac.uk as soon as possible for a 1 October 2018 start date.  Skype interviews will follow for candidates who are short-listed.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      Students can research a wide range of topics, as demonstrated by the thesis titles listed below. Many of HTC’s PhD graduates are lecturers and professors in seminaries and theological institutes.

      Previous research themes

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      Apply for Postgraduate Research Degrees MPhil / PhD

      If you are interested in this course please contact student records and admissions on 01349 780000

      Prospective students should, in the first instance, send a letter or email (htcadmissions@uhi.ac.uk) expressing an interest in postgraduate study. This should be accompanied by a full CV (resumé), together with a 500 word outline of the proposed area of study.

      Depending upon the total number of postgraduate student places and the availability of suitably qualified supervisors for the proposed topic, students will then be sent the appropriate application form, together with the prospectus and other relevant documentation.

      We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Highland Theological College UHI. Highland Theological College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

      Prospective students should, in the first instance, send a letter or email (htcadmissions@uhi.ac.uk) expressing an interest in postgraduate study. This should be accompanied by a full CV (resumé), together with a 500 word outline of the proposed area of study.

      Depending upon the total number of postgraduate student places and the availability of suitably qualified supervisors for the proposed topic, students will then be sent the appropriate application form, together with the prospectus and other relevant documentation.

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