We have around 45 research students currently enrolled on doctoral programmes, working both full- and part-time. Research students may be resident at Queen’s, live locally or further afield or undertake research as international split site students, living and working in other countries and making occasional visits to Queen’s.
Students and staff meet regularly in research seminars, supervisory teams and other contexts.
Research students at Queen’s benefit from a world-renowned university Faculty of Religion and Theology at VU Amsterdam, and a lively and diverse ecumenical Christian community at Queen’s. Academic scholarship critiques, challenges and deepens the faith experience and convictions we bring, whilst personal and ecclesial faith strengthen and motivate academic learning.
The experience of doing research in such an environment can be a transformational process in which we can expect to grow both in academic confidence and ability, and in maturity of faith and discipleship. Although the vast majority of our students and staff are Christian, we do have members of other faith traditions and are open to all who are sympathetic to our ethos.
As well as excellent supervisory support, you will have full access to our own library which stocks around 50,000 books and 80 current journal titles, with access to a further 300 titles online.
We add around 750 new books each year to maintain the library’s reputation for excellence.
Our partnership with VU Amsterdam, established in 2014, is a lively and active one. Through our close cooperation with the FRT Graduate School and our ongoing research collaboration in VU’s research teams, we have a direct link to the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT). Two of our existing academic colleagues are professor and associate professor at VU.