University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Biblical Languages and Literature

This programme offers students with existing competence in biblical languages the opportunity of sustained close and critical engagement with the biblical texts. Attention is paid to text-critical issues and students become familiar with the use of critical editions of the text; the methods, sources, and norms of Biblical scholarships also be explored closely, as are the overarching themes of the Biblical literature.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in a relevant subject, usually a 2.1.

Course modules

Core modules: text criticism; history of biblical interpretation; advanced Greek readings; advanced Hebrew readings. Optional modules: Biblical themes; further advanced readings modules; up to 40 credits of modules from elsewhere in the university is taken with permission of the Head of School.

Assessment methods

All students must complete 9 months of coursework and a dissertation of up to 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 Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 6,510 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MLitt Full-time £ 17,090 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MLitt Full-time £ 6,510 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 462850