Taught course

Science and Religion

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in theology/religion or in a natural or human science.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Much of the recent debate surrounding ‘New Atheism’ has taken place within a poorly informed view of the history and philosophy of science and its relationship with religion. This dedicated programme aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives. It provides a strong grounding in these issues. The history of science is studied from ancient times through the modern scientific revolution, together with philosophical trends in our understanding of reality.

The main areas of dialogue between science and religion are explored indepth, including cosmology, evolution, divine action and miracles, consciousness and the human person.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Mark Harris (Programme Director)
Email
Mark.Harris@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8952