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.
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).
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.
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.
Fee information can be found on the university's Research postgraduate tuition fees page.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact us for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0)1349 780000.
Applications should be submitted electronically, sending:
Applications should be sent for the attention of the Registry Officer to email@example.com as soon as possible for a 1 October 2016 start date. Skype interviews will follow for candidates who are short-listed.
David McWilliams (PhD 2000) Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas & Senior Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, Florida
Robert M. Shillaker (PhD 2002) Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Highland Theological College UHI
John Stuart Ross (PhD 2004) Formerly Lecturer in Dumisani Theological Institute, South Africa; now part-time Lecturer at Free Church College, Edinburgh; Minister Glenurquhart & Fort Augustus Free Church
Clayton E. Quarterman (PhD 2005) President of Evangelical Reformed Seminary, Ukraine
David E. Graves (PhD 2008)
Mike McKelvey (PhD 2008) Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, USA
Ian J. Maddock (PhD 2009) Lecturer in Theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College
Jason B. Hood (PhD 2009) Was an adjunct Professor at RTS
Ian A. Hewitson (PhD 2009) Associate Professor of Theology, University of Northwestern, St Paul, MN
Jerrard C. Heard (PhD 2009)
Clifford B. Boone (PhD 2009) Pastor, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown, PA
William VanDoodewaard (PhD 2009) Associate Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ian R. Clark (PhD 2010) Retired
Jonathan P. Mackenzie (PhD 2011) Pastor of The Lighthouse Church, Forres
David H. Wenkel (PhD 2011) Adjunct Faculty, Bible and Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
Michael D. Rasmussen (PhD 2011) Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas
Adam Copenhaver (PhD 2012)
Kevin Chiarot (PhD 2012) Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jackson, TN
Michael L. Gurney (PhD 2012) Professor of Theology & Philosophy, Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan L. Master (PhD 2012) Professor of Theology & Dean of the School of Divinity, Cairn University, Philadelphia
Todd Smedley (PhD 2012) Senior Associate Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD
Steven C. Adamson (PhD 2013) Adjunct Professor of Church History & Dean of Distance Learning at Ligonier Academy
Rosalind S. Clarke (PhD 2014)
R. Keith Loftin (PhD 2014) Assistant Professor of Humanities, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
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Prospective students should, in the first instance, send a letter or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.