Research course

New Testament Language, Literature and Theology

University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
PhDMTh by researchMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Recent staff publications have focused on the gospels; Paul; the apocalypse; the apocryphal gospels and early second-century texts and developments; textual criticism; New Testament ethics; Qumran; the historical; religious and literary environment of the New Testament; and New Testament Christology.

Postgraduate research is welcomed in a variety of areas, including exegesis, historical-critical issues, textual and literary criticism, the relation between early Christianity and its religious and historical setting, history of interpretation, and hermeneutical questions.

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, ORS, College/University

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MTh by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 650 8952