Taught course

Science and Religion

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with a mark of at least 65%, in a core natural science subject (e.g. physics, chemistry or biology) or a humanities subject relevant to the science-religion dialogue (e.g. theology/religious studies, philosophy, or history).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This dedicated masters programme in science and religion is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for PhD work.

This is one of the world’s very few science and religion programmes.

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 programme aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives.

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 in depth, including cosmology, evolution, divine action and miracles, consciousness and the human person.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
divinity.pg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8952