University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Theological Ethics

This is a new degree programme designed to introduce students to the rich tradition of Christian moral thought with the aim of understanding and contributing to contemporary ethical debates in Church and society. Courses will familiarise students with the work of a select number of master practitioners such as Augustine, Luther, Bonhoeffer and Hauerwas rather than offering encyclopaedic knowledge or the latest intellectual fashions. Our emphasis on in-depth study of great theologians serves the overall purpose of increasing the analytic rigour and depth of thinking about contemporary debates. The programme is open to students hoping to continue into doctoral work as well as those whose prior knowledge and experience is in other fields, but who have an interest in ethical questions and need an introduction to core themes and traditions in Christian moral thought.

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Options may include: Great thinkers in theological ethics; creation and Christian ethics; bioethics (theological reflections); exploring spirituality, health and healing; systematic theology since the Enlightenment; the Christian doctrine of God; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MTh Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MTh Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MTh Part-time £ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MTh Part-time £ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
Telephone number: 
01224 272890