Research at Pilgrim

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
Zora Neale Hurston

Research, and the creation of new knowledge is the very heart of academic work. It is also something that we do on a daily basis. There are many opportunities to engage in research at every stage of a course of study.
As a Postgraduate Elective, there is a 162000-word Research Essay.

 For further information about joining the research community at Pilgrim please contact Dr Katharine Massam (Research Co-ordinator). (


The Dalton McCaughey Library
The ‘DML’ houses the most significant theological collection in Oceania and is your first stop for any research. Search the library catalogue as your first stop.

The Library Hub
The Library Hub is a key online research tool: It provides all currently enrolled students, staff and other members of the University with access to an extensive range of online resources. This includes full-text databases, eJournals, eBooks, and a range of other useful links and resources. Further information about the Library Hub is available here.

Because the Library Hub uses a discovery layer (EDS), a general query searches across multiple databases. So, simply follow the link and start typing.

The University’s School of Graduate
Pilgrim is a college of the University of Divinity teaching masters and PhD’s through the University’s School of Graduate Research. This means students at Pilgrim have access to to a wider range of seminars, libraries, resources, and support offered by the University of Divinity