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What will I learn?

The purpose of the PhD degree is to provide research training at the highest level and to enable or acknowledge the production of a substantial body of original research that contributes significantly to knowledge and scholarship.

This course mainly focus in the field of Theology.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of PhD degrees will have expert, specialised cognitive, technical and research skills in a discipline area to enable them independently and systematically to demonstrate:

  • evidence of an original investigation or testing of ideas
  • competence in independent research or experimentation
  • a thorough understanding of the appropriate techniques in the field demonstrated both by their application and a thorough review of the literature
  • critical use of source material, experimental results (where appropriate), and published works
  • appreciation of the relationship of the special theme to the wider field of knowledge
  • the capacity to present well-written work
  • a higher degree of independence of thought and approach
  • a significant original contribution to knowledge

Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as an expert and leading scholar.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 21,278) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 21,278) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Adelaide College of Divinity (Brooklyn Park)

34 Lipsett Terrace,


South Australia,

5032, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must: hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, hold a valid Graduate Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT) or North American Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), attend an interview. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

To be accepted for enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy candidature, an applicant must:

Have at least one of the following Australian qualifications (which must include studies relevant to the proposed field of research), or the equivalent qualification as approved by the relevant authorized delegate:

  • A Bachelors degree with Honours class 1 or 2A
  • A Doctor of Medicine with minimum Credit average
  • A Graduate Diploma or Masters degree by coursework with a research component of at least 18 units, with an average grade of Distinction or better in the research component
  • A Masters by Research degree

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 80 Overall with 18 Speaking, 22 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 58 Overall with 50 Speaking, 58 Writing, 50 Reading, 50 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.