University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Biblical Studies

This programme provides students with in-depth study of the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments; the wider, ancient Near East; and related extra-biblical literature; including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the scholarly methods for studying them.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree in theology/religion (with adequate study relevant to biblical studies), or its international equivalent; all students are expected to have previously studied at least 1 of the 2 main biblical languages (Hebrew or Greek); any appropriate professional experience will also be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Hebrew and Aramaic texts from Qumran; Hebrew scripture theology; studies in ancient Judaism; textual criticism in biblical studies; the bible, literature and hermeneutics; new testament exegesis; Hebrew bible exegesis.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MTh Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MTh Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MTh Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MTh Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MTh Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MTh Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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