The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specific faith or to want to join a particular religious tradition. It is the study of the divine in general and of the religious and philosophical beliefs that people have held throughout the centuries.
The Middle East is the birthplace of several current major religions and influential empires from millennia past. Scholars and graduates get the benefit of immersing themselves in these cultures and gaining a deeper understanding of one of the world’s most vibrant regions.
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The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects.
Duration of study (years): 3 years
Title of studies: Doctoral degree in Theology
Level of Title: Doctorate (3rd Cycle of Studies)
Language of instruction: Greek
Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time
Minimum Credit Units: 90
Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 180
Purpose and Objectives of the Program
The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects:
Ecclesiastical History (General, Greece, Cyprus, Patriarchates, Slavic churches etc.)
Patrology and Hagiology
Dogmatic, inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian Dialogue
Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Christian Education and Multimedia
Christian Ethics, Sociology, Ecology and Bioethics
Christian Worship, Hymnology and Art
Normal and Ecclesiastical Law
Religious and Interfaith Dialogue