University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Systematic and Historical Theology

The course offers students with a background in theology and Biblical studies the opportunity to engage at a high level with the study of Christian doctrine in its historical context and systematic expression. The core module examines the early development of Christian theology from the New Testament down to the dawn of the conciliar period. A range of optional modules give students the chance to examine the historical development and present expression of a number of core doctrines, and to examine the theological contribution of some major figures in the tradition. The programme also permits some cross-over into areas of Biblical interpretation.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree, usually a minimum 2.1. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or above.

Course modules

Core module: Origins of Christian theology. Optional modules include: The doctrine of the Trinity; Christology, ancient and modern; theological anthropology; a selected modern theologian; a selected patristic theologian; history of Biblical interpretation; Biblical themes.

Assessment methods

MLitt: All students complete 9 months of coursework along with a supervised dissertation of up to 15,000 words as part of the course.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
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 Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 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: 
Postgraduate Secretary for Divinity
Telephone number: 
01334 462850