University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Theology, Imagination and the Arts

The MLitt in Theology, Imagination and the Arts gives students a theoretically inflected and historically contextualised introduction to the field of theology and the arts, acting as a stepping stone for those considering doctoral research in the field. The programme is designed to provide a broad introduction to postgraduate work in the field of theology and the arts. It can be taken as a self-contained programme of study or as a grounding for those intending to pursue doctoral research in this field.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree or equivalent, preferably theology graduates, although other disciplines are considered.

Course modules

Each module typically comprises:
1. four hours of weekly lectures and seminars; 2. coursework assessment; 3. three-hour written exam. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2016-2017 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2017 entry.

Compulsory modules:
1. Theological Engagements with the Arts: Rationales, Methods and Texts: addresses theological questions about human artistry and introduces students to different ways of handling the relationship between Christian theology and the arts.
2. Religious Experience and Aesthetic Theory: seeks to understand how historical context through the ages has shaped different ways of facilitating human experience of God, and explores the aesthetic theories undergirding approaches that have come to prominence at different times and places.
3. Christian Doctrine and the Arts: examines key Christian doctrines and their artistic presentation throughout the centuries.
Dissertation: Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise students in their choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of modular coursework and a supervised 15,000-word dissertation. Modules are taught through weekly lectures with class sizes typically ranging from 6 to 12 students. Assessment comprises a combination of coursework and written examination.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,090 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 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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Key information

Contact: 
School of Divinity
Telephone number: 
01334 462826