Research course

Hebrew and Old Testament Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
MPhilPhDMTh by researchMSc by research

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Divinity is home to a thriving research community. All of our academic staff are engaged in individual research and writing projects and many are also involved in collaborative projects with colleagues across the world.

We can support most areas of research related to the Hebrew Bible. Current staff are research-active in such areas as pentateuchal and historical studies, poetry and prophecy, biblical theology and ethics, Hebrew language, septuagint and targumic studies, and the Dead Sea Scrolls in their Hellenistic context.

There is a research seminar for staff and students to which visiting speakers are invited. Taught courses, at an advanced level, which contribute to your interest and research needs, may be undertaken where available.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

AHRC, University/College, SAAS

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MTh by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 650 8952