|Description of the Program||
The PhD (Religion) is a terminal research degree designed for those who desire to pursue biblical and theological scholarship at the highest level.
Accredited by Kenya’s Commission on University Education, the PhD includes some general coursework in religion. However, the emphasis is on the writing of a specialized thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge within one of the sub-fields of biblical studies, systematic theology, historical theology, or missiology. Because course work and thesis research/writing are pursued simultaneously, students can expect to complete within 3 years (full-time) or no more than 5 years (part-time)
In order to allow for a cohort model of learning, intake for the PhD religion is done once annually in August with course work beginning in September. Two to three weeks of annual residency (including intensive seminars) are required in February and July at the main ANU campus outside Nairobi. Pre-seminar and post-seminar assignments are completed through E-Naz (Moodle), the University’s distance learning platform.
For more information about the programme including a listing of courses, a schedule, a competitive fee structure and an admissions application, please contact:
Rev Gregory Crofford, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, PhD (Religion)
|Objectives of the Program||
The Ph. D in Religion degree aims to grow students holistically through the outcomes of knowledge, skills, professional development and attitudes. So, that at the time of graduation, students will be able to meet the following degree objectives:
Assessing their social environment, particularly the spiritual aspects, and offer possible solutions.
2 Common Doctoral Units Plus the dissertation
Post-graduate Research and Writing
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
5 Common Religion PhD Units
Post-graduate Research Method
African Traditional Religions
Advanced Biblical Theology
Post-graduate Research Methods 2
Three (3) Electives Units
|Duration of the Program||
Full time students in the programme will normally require three calendar years (nine trimesters). Part time students are normally allowed five years from the trimester of first enrollment.
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|Locations where the program is offered||
The ANU Main Campus in Ongata Rongai, Kenya
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