The PhD programme at the Faculty of Theology

Consistent with the different education and research fields at the Faculty of Theology – that include both theological studies as well as African studies – the PhD School at the Faculty hosts PhD projects in both theology and in African studies. The Research School at the Faculty of Theology supervises PhDs in the main theological subjects (Bible exegesis, church history and systematic theology) and their disciplines, as well as in areas where theological issues and considerations play a significant role. The PhD programme at the Faculty of Theology is thus open to a broad range of theological, religious/science and historical subject areas, and is not bound by particular theoretical directions or methodologies.

The objective of the research and training programme is to develop the students' competencies in academic work at an international level, and in interaction with international research environments. During their studies, the PhD students work on an original academic project. By the end of the course of study, they will present either one complete major thesis or a collection of small published or publishable works, in the framework of an introductory preface and an overall conclusion. The PhD student has the right to demand, and the duty to receive, supervision from one or more recognised researchers during their period of study; The principal supervisor must be an associate or full professor employed at the faculty during the PhD programme.

The PhD study programme is run as per the overarching and local sets of rules. In connection with the application for matriculation, as fees are charged for PhD study, the applicant must substantiate that their studies are fully funded.
The PhD programme is normally a three years' full-time programme (3 x 60 ECTS points); only limited options are granted for leave and reduced study activity (part-time study).

FAQ about application

The scholarship covers salary and normal study expenses. This means you will receive your salary plus you will have DKK 10,000 each year to cover normal expenses for fieldwork, studies abroad, conferences and equipment (called your annum). If you have expenses exceeding this, you would have to find external funding to cover them. Therefore, what you should indicate in the budget are extra/particular expenses for fieldwork/equipment. The exact amount of the salary is based on an agreement between the university and Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM) and also on relevant experience and seniority.