University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Theological Ethics

This programme is 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. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

The MTH in theological ethics consists of the following components: 2 courses in theological ethics. Options may include: great thinkers in theological ethics; creation and Christian ethics; bioethics: theological reflections. 2 further courses in theology. options may include: exploring spirituality, health and healing; systematic theology since the enlightenment; the Christian doctrine of god; theological ethics seminar; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing supervised by a staff member.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MTh Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
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