University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Religions and Theology (Biblical Studies)

This course concentrates on further study of the Bible through reading a range of biblical texts in their original languages and through analysing primary sources critically; study of Aramaic, Syriac and Ugaritic are regularly available.

Entry requirements

A 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree is required, or the overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to obtain: overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.

Course modules

Modules include: Bible and early Judaism in context; archaeology and society in the near east and Mediterranean; living in the roman empire; biblical Hebrew texts ii; theology and ethics of Paul; New Testament in the Roman Empire; trinity and incarnation in modern Christian thought; Jews among Christians and Muslims: introduction and methodology in Jewish studies; dead sea scrolls; Jews among Christians and Muslims.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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