Why Choose Britain over US for a PhD in Biblical Studies? Ramone shares…

My friend Ramone is currently studying at Durham and runs a helpful blog. He also had the wisdom to choose Durham for his PhD. :)

Ramone shares about why he chose a British programme over an American program. Check it out.

I will say that there are many advantages to doing a PhD in a good US program (though I direct many prospective students towards the UK as well). For example, some US programs requird courses in pedagogy – something we never learned in the UK PhD process. It is a huge gap in the educational system that future higher ed teachers are never taught to teach!

Anyway, thanks Ramone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Why Choose Britain over US for a PhD in Biblical Studies? Ramone shares…

  1. Nijay, you said, ‘…some US programs requird courses in pedagogy – something we never learned in the UK PhD process. It is a huge gap in the educational system that future higher ed teachers are never taught to teach!’

    Well, a number of us are currently writing up our portfolios for the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA). This is an optional module for Teaching Assistants which precisely does teach you how to teach, and deals with a lot of the theory of pedagogy. If you pass (and it’s hard work), then you become an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy, an official body in the UK which supports and promotes teaching in Higher Education. I guess it was one of the few things you didn’t get round to while you were here!

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