Durham PhD program at Vancouver School of Theology – VST

September 14, 2020 - December 31, 2025
6015 Walter Gage Road
VancouverBCV6T 1Z1

September 14, 2020 – September 14, 2022

Offered by Vancouver School Of Theology



VST is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church and the world in the 21st century. 

VST has partnered with the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University in the United Kingdom to deliver a PhD program in Vancouver. The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham is ranked third in the world by QS University Ranking. It is a department that is thoroughly engaged with the church through St John’s College and Cranmer Hall, where candidates are prepared for Anglican Ministry. This program, while suited to those with an academic vocation, is also suited for the clergy and other leaders who want theological depth and interdisciplinary research for the practice of ministry. The degree is granted by Durham University through the department of theology and religion.

Students in this PhD program must plan for a trip to Durham within the first year to be oriented to a research PhD Periodic engagement with both advisors, the Durham advisor online, is required to keep research on track.

The international research PhD program through Durham/VST is a residential program. It is a three-year program for full-time students and a six-year program for part-time students, although extensions may be granted by successful petition. Students who wish to apply to this program must live within commuting distance of VST. The expectation for both full and part-time students is that they participate in the academic culture of the school, in the classroom as teaching assistants, in the research colloquium, and in conferences hosted by the school. This program is for permanent residents and citizens of Canada.

For more information contact Julie Lees, Recruitment, [email protected]



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