Doctor of Theology [DTheol]

CRICOS code: 011485E (Accredited through UD)


The Doctor of Theology is a higher degree by research.

Further information about University of Divinity research degrees, including the guidelines to apply for ethical approval of a research project, can be found at: Research

Enquiries regarding admission—contact the ALC Associate Dean for Research, Dr Jeff Silcock (

Course structure

DTheol candidates present their research in a single thesis of not more 100,000 words. Each candidate is at first admitted to probationary candidature, and must have their project assessed by a Confirmation Panel no later than 12 months into candidature. Every candidate must also complete a postgraduate unit in Research Methodologies.

Entry requirements

  • The DTheol is open to candidates who have completed a 4-year Bachelor with Honours degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline as determined by the UD Academic Board, of at least H2A standard.
  • Where the first language is other than English please see the English Language Requirements Policy and Procedures.

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Doctor of Theology.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Course Credit Policy.


  • 2½ years full-time after admission
  • 6 years part-time after admission

Course updated: 12/11/2014 10:07am