PTC offers a full postgraduate higher degree by research programme. These courses are usually taken by those wishing to enter into theological college teaching and academic writing. If you are looking for postgraduate coursework awards, see the coursework page.
PTC has a team of highly experienced and published academics who contribute to the research culture at PTC and are available to supervise postgraduate candidates. Our supervisors’ areas of special interest currently are in Old Testament, Church history, and historical theology. PTC has a long history of fostering research, being instrumental in the publication of Australia’s longest-running Protestant theological journal, the Reformed Theological Review. We are also pleased to collaborate with academics from other ACT consortium colleges.
To foster a research culture, PTC has held research seminars for many years. Research seminars are set for the Fridays of April, June, August, and October, 10:00-10:55 and 11:00-11:55. For 2024, the programme will include:
Apr 19: Rev Dr Michael Brautigam
Jun 7: Rev Nathan Runham
Aug 16: Rev Prof Allan Harman
Oct 18: Rev Ben Nelson
Oecolampadius’ treatment of John chapter 6 in his Annotations on John’s Gospel
The Background to the Introduction of ‘Believing Criticism’ to the Free Church of Scotland in the late 19th Century
‘Fighting Larry’ – Defender of the Faith? Rev. Dr J. Laurence Rentoul (1845-1926)
Yhwh Tsevaot before Samuel: canonical foundations for a Davidic title
PTC’s qualified and experienced research supervisors and co-supervisors take on candidates subject to availability and the research being within their areas of speciality. A supervision team can consist of PTC supervisors and other qualified supervisors from across ACT consortium colleges. The following are currently supervising PTC candidates or are available to be supervisors.
ACT Research Ethics Application form: Only for the Ministry Practice Research Stream
Please contact the HDR Coordinator (email@example.com) for further details.
See the ACT documents repository for policies and forms relating to all aspects of HDR, including confirmation of candidature and thesis submission and examination.