Regulations

DR WILLIAMS'S TRUST

Bursary tenable at the University of Glasgow

Regulations for 2018-19.

The Trustees are offering one or more bursaries for study at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, to candidates from England, Wales or Northern Ireland who are accredited Minister among Protestant Dissenters and who, for the better discharge of his or her ministry, wish to undertake full or part-time research leading to a higher degree. Preference may be given to candidates belonging to one of the Three Denominations. An undertaking is required that it is the intention of the candidate to remain in the Protestant Dissenting Ministry in the United Kingdom.

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies offers a taught MLitt/MTh in Religion, Literature and Culture, with two core courses and two options see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/religionliteratureculture/

The Department also offers two Masters courses by research:

(a) MRes in Theology in the following areas -Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, or Church History. It comprises four taught modules (60-90 credits) and an extended dissertation (18-30,000 words). This can be completed 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

(b) MTh. by research: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time 30-40,000 dissertation.

The Trustees would also consider applications for a part-time (5 years) or fully-funded full-time PhD (3 years). The latter would cover university fees and post graduate student accommodation costs

Candidates will need to be accepted by the University for their proposed course before applying to the Trust for funding. In the case of degrees by research candidates must first ensure that their proposed field of research will be accepted by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Enquiries should be made to the Department, when reference should be made to the Dr Williams's Bursary. The regulations for higher degrees can be obtained from the University.

In applying to the Trust for the bursary candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, evidence that their research topic has been accepted by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and an account of their current ministry, together with a statement of how their work will be enhanced by such a period of study. They should also complete the application form and provide the names of three referees, of whom two should be of academic standing able to comment on the applicant’s ability to pursue research, the third should be a minister of standing within the denomination of the applicant able to provide evidence of the candidate’s serious intent.

The award will be made after interview, for which travel expenses will be paid.

Applications must be sent in by 28 May to the Director of the Trust from whom the forms and other information may be obtained:

Dr David Wykes,

Dr Williams's Trust

14 Gordon Square

London WC1H 0AR

Tel: 020 7387 3727

director@dwlib.co.uk