Job offer in Ireland PhD Scholarships in Theology at Dublin City University

Location: Dublin

Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Funding amount: €16,000
(£13,750 converted salary) plus fees, for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression.

Hours: Full Time

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University, ranked as one of the top 100 universities under 50 as per Times Higher Education, is a dynamic and creative learning environment with a strong commitment to social and cultural engagement, and world-class research. The academic study of religion in DCU takes place within a pluralist, multi-religious, secular, and interdisciplinary context, with internationally-recognised staff who have distinguished records in research and teaching. We place an emphasis on ecumenical perspectives on theological themes and questions, on the study of sacred texts and languages, and on interreligious dialogue, particularly the dialogue between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  We are offering Doctoral Scholarships in Theology. Applications are welcome in the areas of Biblical Studies, Interreligious Theology, Systematic Theology, and Theological Ethics.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related discipline, and a Master’s Degree in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related discipline. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Interreligious Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics

Application Procedure:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make informal contact with a faculty member whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work in advance of an application. Candidates will be directed to supervisors on application.

Email applications to Mary Hayes:, indicating Theology PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the following:

  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Please note: Following the offer of a Faculty Scholarship, students will apply to register with the University through the Postgraduate Applications Centre and must meet all the entry requirements of the university.

Inquiries to Dr. Ethna Regan, Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at:

Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office:

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Monday, June 10th, 2019


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