Doctorate

The Faculty of Theology at the university offers doctoral degree programs leading to the title of "Doctor of Theology" and covering the following specific elements:

  • Old Catholic Theology
  • Protestant Theology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Religious Studies

As part of a new initiative, the faculties of theology at the universities of Bern, Zurich and Basel have been offering a jointly structured, cross-faculty and interdisciplinary doctoral degree program since 2013.

An alternative to the structured doctoral degree program is the traditional individual doctorate.

You will find information here on the application process for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Theology along with links and tips regarding grants and life in Bern.