We are inviting applications for our postgraduate research degree programme (MTh and PhD) in areas related to the broad area of Bible and Violence. The Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence is part of Bristol Baptist College, which works in partnership with Trinity College, Bristol, to supervise and support our research students. Our research degrees are awarded by Aberdeen University.

The scholarly disciplines which may be relevant to the research of the Centre include, but are not limited to, New and Old Testament studies, Ancient Near East studies, philology, literary theory, hermeneutics, ethics, biblical theology, feminist theory, ideological criticism, political science, ethnography, and sociology.

Within the joint faculty of Bristol Baptist College and Trinity College we are able to offer expert supervision in most of these fields. The two colleges already have a thriving community of research students working in a broad range of biblical and theological fields, many of whom live and work overseas. We are well-experienced at supervising and supporting our research students using internet-based technology. This includes remote supervision meetings and a weekly research seminar. Once a year all of our students gather in Bristol for a postgraduate research conference, which is an exciting opportunity to present work, learn from others, and interact with our invited guest scholar. In previous years we have hosted N.T. Wright, Walter Moberly, Katherine Sonderegger, and Lissa Wray Beal

For more information about undertaking postgraduate research with us, contact the Centre Director on paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk. General information about undertaking postgraduate research at Bristol Baptist College can also be found on the college website.