Theology offers a flourishing research culture.
In 2012, we achieved a score of 6.3, which was the fourth-equal highest score for a Department in the University of Otago. (See the Performance-Based Research Fund)
Our students gain from this quality of research. The teaching we offer is research-informed, which gives a liveliness, currency and credibility to all that is taught in the classroom. It also enhances the quality of research essays that students complete under the supervision of staff.
Weekly research seminars held during each teaching semester, offer students exposure to the research of staff, postgraduate students and overseas visitors, and provide postgraduate students in systematic theology an opportunity to share their research.
Theology has a very strong postgraduate research culture. We have the highest number of PhD students within the Division of Humanities – some students have come from overseas specifically to study under the supervision of our staff.
Staff regularly publish their research in books and in top overseas journals. Theology performs at a high level in research, and we encourage our students to have the same passion for original contribution to knowledge as we do.
To study with us is to enjoy a learning environment on the cutting edge of international discussions in the realm of Theology.