Admission to the PhD programme normally requires five years of basic education (that is at least a Master's Degree or equivalent) in Theology, Religious studies or other related academic disciplines.
Closing dates for applications to this PhD programme are 1 April and 1 October. Applications should be addressed to the VID Stavanger Research Committee, and forwarded to email@example.com.
The application must include the following three sets of texts:
- Person: Name, address, personal registration number (for persons living in Norway), and a brief curriculum vitae.
- Education: Academic degree and subjects relevant for the application; when granted, by which institution, marks obtained.
- Work experience: Positions held after graduation. Include names of employers, posistion(s) held, time and persons of reference.
- Research experience: Titles of research work done as graduate or post-graduate student, published works, et cetera.
- Field of research: The PhD programme contains the following seven subject areas: Old Testament, New Testament, Church and mission history, Systematic theology, Practical theology, Missiology, Religious studies. Indicate within which of these subject areas the project is to be placed, and give a suggestion of a preferred tutor amongst the VID Stavanger professors.
- Project: Preliminary title of the project or thesis. Maximum 100 characters.
- Main and subsidiary goals for the project: Give a concrete and verifiable goal which describes the results expected during the project period. Include a list of verifiable subsidiary goals leading to the main goal. Maximum 100 words.
- Summary of project description: Give a short summary of the project description, describing the main scholarly challenges and the potential of application of the results of the project. The vocabulary of this text should be commonly understandable. Maximum 200 words.
- Progress plan: Give a survey of the period, noticing time for coursework, fieldwork (if relevant), visits to other contexts/universities, et cetera.
- Dissemination: Explain briefly how the results of the research will be promulgated.
- Funding plan: The PhD program presupposes a work load of minimum three years full-time or six years part-time. Applicants without a PhD scholarship from VID Stavanger must document that they are able to meet this requirement. They must also document that they are able to meet the requirements of residence following from supervision and coursework as well as the general requirement of being part of an active research environment.
- Other information: Indicate if there are plans for studying at other institutions, any particular needs concerning academic and/or material resources, and if there are any relevant copyright restrictions concerning the material that is to be investigated.
B: Project description
The project description is a key document in the application/admission process, and applicants are advised to put much time and consideration into this document. It should be a text of 8-10 pages, explaining the project with a focus on problem, sources and method, and relating it to the current research situation. It should also discuss potential legal and research ethical challenges, such as whether the project is dependent on permission granted by committees on research ethics.
Attested copies of diplomas/certificates. Relevant samples of academic texts. Master's thesis, published journal articles, et cetera.