University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Scripture and Theology

This course will help students orientate themselves to recent research and the history of biblical interpretation, obtain necessary skills in methods and relevant research languages and begin to do their own research through a short dissertation. It will offer a preparation for a doctoral dissertation in any 1 of the sub-disciplines, or in something that aims to combine at least 2 of these.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree in theology or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Origins of Christian theology; themes from biblical texts; dissertation. Optional language modules: Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek; Latin; French; German.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 6,510 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MLitt Full-time £ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MLitt Full-time £ 17,090 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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School of Divinity
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01334 462826