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Six full-fee PhD scholarships available with new Logos Institute

Monday 07 December 2015



Six full-fee PhD Scholarships


The University of St Andrews and the Templeton Foundation are funding six doctoral scholarships to cover all fees for doctoral research undertaken in the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology in St Andrews. This is open to overseas, European and UK students.

Studentships will be awarded to doctoral research in the following general subject-areas:

1. The relationship of God to time/history;

2. The Christian doctrine of forgiveness - its grounds, nature and implications;

3. Personhood: divine and human;

4. Human uniqueness and the question of human purpose.

The successful candidates for the studentships will have a degree that exhibits excellence in theology, philosophical theology or Biblical Studies. Familiarity with the principles and commitments of Analytic Theology will be a requirement and students will be committed to interdisciplinary engagement spanning theology, biblical scholarship and analytic philosophy. The selection process will seek to ensure an even distribution of winning candidates across the four subject fields.

Supervision and co-supervision arrangements will be made under the guidance of Prof Alan J Torrance and Prof N.T. Wright. Students will have the opportunity to receive supervision from the Institute’s professorial fellows (Professors Oliver Crisp, C Stephen Evans, Peter van Inwagen and Michael Rea) and the full range of faculty in the School of Divinity and Philosophy.

Where appropriate, additional co-supervision will also be provided by faculty in the schools of International Relations, Psychology and other cognate disciplines within the university.

The commencement date of those in receipt of scholarship funding will be 5th September, 2016.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Alan J Torrance, Director of the Logos Institute. (

Applications should be submitted using the University of St Andrews normal PhD application form which is available from our website.

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2016 although studentships may be offered to outstanding students well in advance of that date.

Applications should include:

  • Application Form
  • CV/Résumé
  • Personal Statement or Letter of Intent
  • A sample of academic writing (for example an undergraduate or masters degree essay)
  • University transcripts
  • The names of two academic referees
  • English Language Qualification – IELTS/TOEFL Certificate where applicable

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

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