Lincoln International Doctoral Studentship/Mark Gibbs Studentship - Religions and Theology

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


To the maximum of international PhD fees payable (in 2021, £19,500 a year) together with an annual stipend of £15,000.

Specified use

Fee Bursary.

Tenable period

The award is tenable for three years from September 2021, subject to satisfactory progress.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

There will be 1 studentship available.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Religions and Theology

Academic requirements

Any prospective international student with

  • A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
  • A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in Religions and Theology or a related subject.
  • Any strong, relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to international students.

Other eligibility criteria

This funding is available to an international student undertaking study in the theological understanding of the church¿s mission, broadly understood.

The research areas supported by the Lincoln Theological Institute are the theological study of religion and society and theological research into a variety of ethical, pastoral, social and ecclesial issues. For information on the interests of the Lincoln Theological Institute, please visit:

The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Scott, Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute.

Application procedure

You should apply online for a place on the PhD programme in Religions and Theology in the usual way, by 5 PM GMT on Friday 26 February 2021 .

You must also submit:

1.    an up-to-date CV;

2.    a brief statement (maximum 500 words) setting out how the research meets the aims of the Studentship (see above under Subject Restrictions) and the research interests Lincoln Theological Institute

These documents should be e mailed directly to Professor Peter Scott, Director, Lincoln Theological Institute, by e mail attachment by 5 PM GMT on Friday 26 March 2021 .

Application form

Selection criteria

Please see above regarding application procedure.

Selection body

The Lincoln Theological Institute

Closing date

26 Mar 2021

Informal enquiries regarding the Studentship may be addressed to the Director. Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to contact the Director as they prepare their application.

Decision date

April 2021

Additional information

  Nationality restrictions

Although this funding is available to all nationalities, preference will be given to those applying from countries in the Global South.

Contact details for enquiries