Wesley House at Africa Univeristy, Zimbabwe
Wesley House Cambridge has a partnership with Africa University Zimbabwe to work together to deliver a doctoral programme in Methodist Theology for 12 African theological educators. The PhD programme is part of a series of innovations at Africa University to promote research and the contextual study of theology in Africa in the service of church and society.
The Programme takes place over five years. In the first year students took a part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Theological Research from Africa University. The students then move on to a part-time PhD degree accredited by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Each PhD student has at least two supervisors – one from Cambridge and one from Africa.
The part-time nature of the programme enables students to continue to teach in their own contexts whilst studying. They travel twice a year to Africa University to meet with their peers, learn research skills, discuss theological concepts and insights from other disciplines and work together with staff from Wesley House and from Africa University.
Each student has a three month period of study leave in Cambridge during the course of the degree and return to Cambridge towards the end of the programme to finish their dissertation.
The programme is sponsored by the Central Conferences Theological Education Fund of the United Methodist Church and the Innovation Fund of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Meet our Africa University students: