PhD in Theology by Research



Our distance learning PhD in theology program is an in-depth course where students immerse themselves in research to discover new approaches to examining religion.  Doctoral students are likely to focus a great deal of their energies on exploring their chosen topic of interest. 

3 Years

Master Degree in a relevant field. Relevant professional experience

Salient Features

  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic categories of theological reflection: biblical, historical, systematic and ethical.
  • Conduct advanced scholarly research and writing that makes an original contribution to the discipline that is significant for religious communities, academy, and society.
  • Equips students with a set of knowledge, skills, competencies, and principles that will make them effective professionals in their area of expertise.

What do you gain?

  • Earn your doctorate while working and study around your own schedule.
  • Advanced coursework in religious studies and inquiry-based research.
  • Focus on supernatural, sacred, divine dogmas, ritual practices, etc.


  • Block Subjects Credits
    I Religion, Psychology, and Culture 4
    II Current Trends in International Theology 4
    III Contemporary Theology and Theologians 4
    Capstone Project I (Block: I, II, III) 1
    IV World Religions Perspectives 4
    V Theological Research 4
    VI Systematic Theology 4
    Capstone Project II (Block: IV, V, VI) 1
    VII Theological Foundations for Development 4
    VIII Theology of Poverty and Development 4
    IX Contemporary Views of God 4
    X-XVIII Thesis Work: Term reports (Five) 32
    Final Thesis Report Submission
    E- conference
    Total Credits 70

Learning Methodology

The core learning methodology includes BBRRIICCSS models, Forum Discussions, Case Studies, Contextual Project Work, Article Review and Research Project. BRICS model is a uniquely designed methodology



Doctoral Structure

Our PhD in General Business Management program is designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the way.

Doctoral Structure

Why Choose Us?

Due to our unique teaching methodology and focus on history, belief, and practice, and community; our program differs from others that you could opt for. Moreover, we use a wide range of linguistic, historical, philosophical and theological methods, and provide many opportunities to build a strong portfolio of skills and experiences in preparation for an academic career and professional life beyond university.

Career Path

As a graduate of our doctoral program you can choose a career in academics in either secondary or higher education. However, you will also maintain the capacity to undertake innovative research.

Our PhD in Theology program also qualifies you for collegiate level teaching and for work in pastoral ministry and Christian educative administration.


  • How Do I Apply?

    You can apply online by clicking here. Fill the application form with all the relevant information and our Enrollment Advisor will call you for more details.

  • When will a decision be made on my application?
  • Do I need to travel to University for Examinations?

    No. We conduct the proctored Examinations including viva-voice.

  • How do I get guidance for the Doctoral/PhD programs?

    Students should identify their own Guide and get approved by the University. The University will also support the students by providing a Co-Guide.

  • How do I get academic discussions and clarifications?

    Academic Discussions & Clarifications will be done through Student – Faculty Interactions and Forum Discussions.