Taught course

Biblical Studies

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

A good - 2:1 or higher - bachelor's degree in Theology/Biblical Studies (or equivalent study).

You can also be admitted to the MA in Biblical Studies if you have a good degree in another discipline and at least two years of study of Theology (to DipHE level) with marks equivalent to 2.1 or higher.

Exceptionally, we will consider your application if you have extensive reading and experience in leadership or ministry in a faith community (church or synagogue), and can provide evidence that you are ready for Master's level study.

Months of entry


Course content

An invitation to you to develop high quality skills, understanding and thoughtfulness in interpreting the Bible.

The MA in Biblical Studies offers excellent scholars who will help you learn, think and reflect about interpreting the Bible in today's world. You will engage with Scripture in its ancient and modern contexts, by reading the texts in conversation with high-quality scholarship and in relation to a wide range of issues.

This MA is suitable for many kinds of people:

  • the MA will prepare you well for doctoral study in Biblical Studies, and includes opportunities to engage with biblical texts in the original languages, or to learn one of the languages which you have not previously studied
  • if you serve in Christian or Jewish leadership, the MA will deepen and strengthen your engagement with Scripture in your preaching, teaching and ministry
  • the MA is open to you if you have completed suitable prior theological study, to enable you to grow in understanding, reflection and thoughtful engagement with the Bible.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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