What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.

Lincoln International Doctoral/PhD Studentship

September 2017 entry 


Who may apply?

Any prospective international student with a recent Masters degree graded at merit or higher, preferably in Theology and/or Religious Studies.

What areas of study are covered by the award?

The successful applicant will undertake doctoral research that will contribute to the theological understanding of the church’s mission, broadly understood, in the applicant’s home country or region.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Scott, Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute. For information on the research interests of the Lincoln Theological Institute, please click here.

What is the value of the award?

To the maximum of international PhD fees payable (in 2017-20, £17,000/year).

When is the award available?

The award is tenable for three years, subject to a probationary period and an annual assessment regarding academic progress, from September 2017.

How should I apply?

You should apply online for a place on the PhD programme in Religions and Theology in the usual way, by 1 March 2017. More information on making an application can be found here.

What further documentation is required to apply for the Studentship?

(1)    an up-to-date CV;

(2)    a statement describing your doctoral research project (maximum length 2 sides of A4), covering the following issues: (a) title and research questions, (b) intellectual context of the study, (c) aims and objectives of the study, (d) discussion of method, (e) short bibliography (max. 20 items);

(3)    a financial statement indicating how you plan to meet all the costs of studying for a PhD over three years (living expenses, etc);

(4)    a brief statement (maximum 500 words) setting out how the research meets the aims of the Lincoln Theological Institute.

These four documents should be e mailed directly to Prof. Peter Scott, Director, Lincoln Theological Institute, by e mail attachment by 15 March 2017. 

What is the closing dates for applications?

1 (application) and 15 (studentship) March 2017

What if I need help?

Informal enquiries regarding the Studentship may be addressed to the Director. Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to e mail the Director as they prepare their application.


The current holder of the studentship is

Raj Patta (2014)

Previous holders of the studentship (more information here) are:

Dr Rohan Gideon (2011)

Dr Samson Hailegiorgis (2008)