Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (Theology & Culture)

Main Campus

The Department’s doctoral programme trains researchers at the highest academic level so they can make a valuable contribution to Bible scholarship in Africa and the world. The component seminars and dissertation are designed to enable students to:

  • Broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field of biblical studies;
  • Integrate their learning with incisive critical reflection;
  • Develop their skills as interpreters of the Bible in the original languages
  • Become competent, productive scholars who can serve the Church and academy in senior teaching vocations, in research and writing, and as consultants in their area of specialization.
TimePlaceSemester Range
9:00am – 5:00pmPHD Seminar RoomsJan, May & Sept

Entry requirements

To be admitted to an AIU doctoral program, an applicant must hold a Masters degree from AIU or an institution recognized by the AIU Senate. Beyond the possession of a Masters degree, the applicant must have a cumulative mean of at least a B, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in his/her Masters studies, and must demonstrate ability in academic research. Specific program minimum requirements will apply.

In exceptional cases, Senate, on the recommendation of any of the schools, may admit to the doctorate program, applicants who do not hold a Master’s degree, provided that such candidates, on the basis of the research, professional and academic work they have done, can demonstrate that they are well qualified to undertake doctoral work. This is so long as it is in line with the relevant regulatory bodies.

Mode of study

Remote Teaching & Learning via Microsoft Team-Semester

Evening classes- Monday to Friday

Modular classes for 2 weeks( April, August, Nov/Dec

PHD Programs

The NEGST programmes prepare students for pastoral, teaching carriers in theological institutions, NGOs, and other Para-Church institutions in Africa and abroad.