Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Theology Basel


The Faculty of Theology Basel offers a comprehensive range of academic qualification, the doctorate. In addition to the professional qualification through a doctorate, which is individually accompanied, the faculty and the university offer a wide range of opportunities for academic training, from didactic qualification to individual career planning. The strong orientation of the faculty towards international and interdisciplinary research offers a very good environment for own research and exchange with other researchers and doctoral students. In particular, the cooperation with the Theological Faculties of the Universities of Bern and Zurich in the joint doctoral program promotes networking among the doctoral students.

Students of theology and other subjects who have completed their studies can be admitted to the doctoral program. Information on the requirements for admission can be found here.

Joint Doctoral Program of Theology

In the joint doctoral program of the faculties Basel, Bern, and Zurich different courses are offered which may used to gain the required amount of credit points (ECTS) during the doctoral studies. The courses aim to develop the interdisciplinary, methodical, and technical competences and expertise further. The faculty the doctoral student is registered at remains the responsible faculty.

More information is provided here.

Doctoral Students at the University of Basel

The Graduate Center at the University of Basel offers plenty of information on the doctoral studies.

Doctoral students in the School of Theology are now eligible to participate in Grace courses offered specifically for the humanities:

Please note different registration deadlines!