Taught course

Biblical Studies

The University of Manchester · Religions and Theology

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in the subject, or a subject-related area. Each case will be judged on its own merits, and consideration may be given for experience and alternative qualifications in the case of mature students.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide postgraduates with the opportunity to further their study of the Bible, through reading a range of biblical texts in their original languages, and through analysing primary sources critically. Attention is also given to closely related texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic literature. Study of Aramaic, Syriac and Ugaritic are regularly available. Most courses are assessed by long essay; some text-based language courses are assessed by examination.

Information for international students

For students who first language is not English, an IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based), or 250 (computer based), is required.

Fees and funding

AHRC applicants will be entered into any internal funding competitions, deadline is usually 1st April. The Bishop Lee Prize for Greek NT also requires a 5000+ word essay. A Wellington Scholarship may be awarded to encourage study of the NT in Greek.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322