New Doctoral Studentships in the study of Religions

Anna Sapir Abulafia, Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is pleased to announce that, following an intensive period of fundraising at the Faculty of Theology, two fully-funded Dphil Studentships are now available at LMH. 

The three-year studentships will cover University tuition and (Home, EU or Overseas) College fees, as well as providing a generous living stipend to doctoral students intending to write a dissertation on a topic falling within the study of the Abrahamic Religions, the study of Buddhism, the study of Hinduism, the study of Islam, the study of Judaism or the study of religions. The successful candidates will be Scholars of the College with the attendant privileges.

The Study of Religions covers a wide range of approaches to the Abrahamic religions, Jewish studies, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam (from historical and textual, to philosophical and theological, to sociological and ethnographic). There is also a strong interest in the social scientific study of religion– sociological, anthropological, and psychological – each with an important body of empirical studies and accompanying theories. Teaching in the subject group draws on all these strands and has a strong interest both in the diversity of religious practices worldwide and in the history of their study.  

The studentships are open to candidates with an excellent Master’s degree in Theology or in the Study of Religion or related Field, applying to LMH for doctorate study by Friday, 19 January 2018. For full details of this exciting research funding opportunity and how to apply, please see the Faculty of Theology Funding page

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