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Lincoln International Doctoral Studentship in Religions and Theology

The University of Manchester - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Manchester
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £19,000
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 19th November 2019
Closes: 7th February 2020

Anticipated start date for project: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 7th February 2020

This funding is available to an international student undertaking study in the theological understanding of the church’s mission, broadly understood, in the applicant’s home country or region.

The research aims of the Lincoln Theological Institute are the theological study of religion and society and theological research into a variety of ethical, pastoral, social and ecclesial issues.

For information on the research areas of the Lincoln Theological Institute, please visit:

Qualifications applicants should have/expected to receive:

Any prospective international applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree graded at merit or higher, preferably in Theology and/or Religious Studies.

Amount of funding available and eligibility:

To the maximum of international PhD fees payable (in 2020, £19,000 a year). For the exceptional applicant, further support towards living expenses may be granted. Applicants should be aware that they will need to make additional financial arrangements.

This funding is available to students undertaking postgraduate research study.

Nationality restriction:

This funding is available to all nationalities. Preference will be given to those applying from countries in the Global South.

Contact for further information:

Informal enquiries regarding the Studentship may be addressed to the Director. Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to contact the Director as they prepare their application.

How to apply:

You should apply online for a place on the PhD programme in Religions and Theology in the usual way, by 7 February 2020.

Application form

You must also submit:

  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A statement describing your doctoral research project (maximum length 2 sides of A4), covering the following issues: (a) title and research questions, (b) intellectual context of the study, (c) aims and objectives of the study, (d) discussion of method, (e) short bibliography (max. 10 items);
  • A financial statement indicating how you plan to meet all the costs of studying for a PhD over three years (living expenses, etc.);
  • A brief statement (maximum 200 words) setting out how the research meets the aims of the Lincoln Theological Institute.

These documents should be e mailed directly to Professor Peter Scott, Director, Lincoln Theological Institute, by e-mail attachment by 7 February 2020.

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