Moore College to offer its own PhD

On 13 April Professor Nicholas Saunders AO, Chief Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), informed the College of the decision to grant self-accrediting authority for AQF Level 10 Doctoral Degrees in the field of Philosophy and Religious Studies. This means that Moore College now has the same range of awards as any public or private university — from diploma through to PhD. 

When making the announcement, our Vice Principal and Academic Dean, Dr Colin Bale commented, “I want to thank our Registrar, Rhonda Barry, for the excellent and thorough preparation of the application. The Chief Commissioner noted the high level of co-operation that the Commission had received from the College during the application process. This decision stands the College in very good stead as we prepare for re-registration in 2016.”

Rhonda Barry was thrilled at the news. “It is a recognition of the quality of the work done at the College over many years that this authority has been granted to us. We are looking forward to enrolling the first Moore College PhD students.”

As the College launches this new program, it will offer a one-off Moore College Postgraduate Award which will cover all fees and provide a small living allowance each year for three years. Details and application forms for the PhD program and for this Award will be available shortly on this website.

Our Principal, Dr Mark Thompson, is enthusiastic about this new development. “This will enable us to extend our service of the churches both at home and around the world by providing the best theological preparation possible for their future leaders”, he said.

(Pictured in this news post are PhD graduates who have been supervised by Moore College – Dr Claire Smith with her family; Dr Alfred Olwa, Dr Ben Cooper and Dr Stephen Liggins)

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