University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Biblical Studies Research

This course will prepare you for further research at MPhil/PhD level. We'll give you training in research methods, then you'll work with your supervisor to formulate a research topic and complete a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation. The rest of your coursework is up to you. You might choose to develop your language skills in Hebrew, Greek, French or German, or you could focus more on the postcolonial and contemporary cultural aspects of biblical studies.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in biblical studies, religious studies or theology. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module: research methods in biblical studies. Option modules include: biblical Hebrew; New Testament Greek; Hebrew bible language and texts; New Testament language and texts; the postcolonial bible; issues in cultural studies and the bible; word into words: the history of biblical translation; issues in theology; the bible and the arts; bible, archaeology and history.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by thesis.

Sponsorship information

There are some studentships available for home students through the AHRC Research Preparation Master's Scheme. The deadline for applications is May 1. 


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

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