Taught course

Biblical Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree in theology/religion (with adequate study relevant to biblical studies), or its international equivalent. All students are expected to have previously studied at least one of the two main biblical languages (Hebrew or Greek). Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is intended for students who wish to develop their expertise in Biblical Studies, including those who wish to prepare for subsequent PhD work. The particular emphasis lies on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages.

Finely honed skills in biblical languages are central to this programme’s engagement with the Bible, the world that produced it and its later readers. The programme will provide you with expert, in-depth study of the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments, the wider, ancient Near East, and related extra-biblical literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the scholarly methods for studying them.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 650 8952