The University of Aberdeen has trained Christian ministers since it was founded in 1495 by Bishop William Elphinstone who devoted learning to ‘the pursuit of truth in the service of others.

The Distance PhD programme at Aberdeen University provides an opportunity for church leaders who want to engage in doctoral research at Aberdeen but whose circumstances prevent them from relocating to the city.

The Divinity department at Aberdeen boasts a number of world renown scholars who have a heart for the church. Many of them have been, or remain, pastors and ministers. It enjoys, therefore, the privilege of being able to offer doctoral supervision with scholars who are practicing ministers. This makes the Distance PhD programme at Aberdeen University a tremendous opportunity for people who want to pursue doctoral studies with supervisors who are committed to the future of Christian ministry across the world.

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