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Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy

Whereas the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) is a professional doctorate focusing on developing skills in application-oriented research for a ministry setting, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a research doctorate designed to advance the knowledge base of a discipline through research and writing, typically within an academic setting. The Ph. D engages in intensive original research and is meant primarily to advance the knowledge base of a discipline with insights into phenomena touching the church and the society.

The degree is intended at developing experts in an academic setting focused on teaching, research and writing. A Ph. D student is expected to accumulate and master knowledge in the relevant discipline and expected to continue in academic research and publication, relevant to the needs and dynamics of the church and society, and with the aim evolving new epistemic horizons in relevant contexts.

 

Admission Requirements:

The requirements for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy programme are as follows:

  1. Master in Theology, or it’s equivalents from recognized theological institutions.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in Master`s degree.
  3. An applicant with Master`s degree from a theological institution other than LIFE may be admitted with deficiencies that must be made up prior to the beginning of the Doctor of Philosophy programme.

 

Graduation Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Award:

  1. Successful completion of forty-eight (48) credit units
  2. Must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and if lesser will be awarded a Master of Philosophy degree
  3. Must complete and defend the doctoral thesis

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Courses for All Students for First Semester

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTS901

Islam

       C

              3

LTS903

Advanced Research Method

       C

              3

LTS905

Contemporary Ministers and Ministries

       C

              3

LTS907

Abrahamic Faith

       C

              3

 

 

             Total

             12

 

Departmental Courses

Old Testament

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSOT909

Methods and Perspectives in Old Testament Studies

C

3

LTSOT915

Biblical Prophecy and Contemporary Events

R

3

LTSOT916

Old Testament in African Scholarship

C

3

LTSOT917

Major Themes in Old Testament Scholarship

C

3

 

 

        Total

             12

 

New Testament

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSNT917

New Testament Textual Criticisms/Exegesis

C

3

LTSNT921

Pauline Literature & Theology

C

3

LTSNT923

Kingdom Theology in the Synoptic Gospels

R

3

LTSNT925

Major Themes in New Testament Scholarship

C

3

 

 

        Total

             12

 

Christian Education

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSCE925

History, Theories & Approaches to Christian Education

C

3

LTSCE927

Changing Trends in Christian Education

C

3

LTSCE929

Children and Youth Ministries

R

3

LTSCE931

Educational Ministries of the Church

C

3

 

 

        Total

             12

 

History and Missions

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSHM933

Missionary Efforts in West Africa

       C

         3

LTSHM935

The Early Church Councils and Controversies

       C

         3

LTSHM937

Pentecostalism & New Religious Movement in Nigeria

       C

         3

 

 

       Total

          9

 

General Courses for All Students for Second Semester

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTS902

Faith, Reason and Science

C

3

LTS904

Pastoral Psychology

C

3

LTS908

Doctoral Seminar

C

3

 

 

       Total

             9

 

Departmental Courses

Old Testament

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSOT910

Advanced Hebrew

       C

         3

LTSOT912

Deuteronomistic History & Theology

       C

         3

LTSOT914

Old Testament Textual Criticism/Exegesis

       C

         3

 

 

       Total

             9

 

New Testament

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSNT918

Advanced Greek

C

3

LTSNT920

Contemporary Issues in New Testament Scholarship

C

3

LTSNT924

Johannine Literature and Theology in Recent Research

R

3

 

 

       Total

       9

 

Christian Education

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSCE926

Church Education and Administration

       C

         3

LTSCE928

Discipleship in Christian Education

       C

         3

LTSCE930

Curriculum Design and Development

       C

         3

 

 

       Total

             9

 

History and Missions

Course Code

                Course Title

Course Status

Course Units

LTSHM934

History, Development and Growth of Christianity in West Africa

C

3

LTSHM935

Christian Encounter in African Society & Mission

C

3

LTSHM936

Contextualization

C

3

LTSHM940

The Renaissance and the Reformation

R

3

 

 

       Total

            12