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.
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.
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 is by a dissertation.
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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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