Taught course

Biblical Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.

The two principal exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  • Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on
  • Students from overseas universities who have successfully reached a point in their theological studies comparable with completion of a British BA at the standard noted above - for example, on the German model, passing the Zwischenprüfung or Kolloquium and two semesters at the Hauptseminar level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course focuses on the context and interpretation of biblical and pseudepigraphal texts, along with the study of biblical languages. Durham has a long tradition of outstanding biblical scholarship, providing a wide range of distinctive approaches to biblical studies, including historical, critical and theological.

Course Structure
  • The Bible and Hermeneutics - core module*
  • Three optional modules
  • Dissertation.

Core Modules

  • The Bible and Hermeneutics*
  • Dissertation.

*Core module may be subject to change, in 2018-19 this will be replaced with the module Paul and His Interpreters.

Information for international students

Please check the requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750.00 per year
International students
£18,300.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 1000