Postgraduate Research

Elphinstone PhD Scholarships available across the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy – deadline 31 March. Click here to find out more.

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Masters by Research

The Masters by Research programme allows students to work with a supervisor on an area of research resulting in a 40,000 word dissertation and does not include mandatory course attendance.

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The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which she or he will write a thesis.

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Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology is a practice-based research degree aimed at people working in a variety of professional and/or voluntary contexts.