Research course

Systematic Theology

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

Entry requirements

For admission to postgraduate study, applicants are usually expected to hold (or to be in the process of completing) an undergraduate degree with good grades. equivalent to an honours degree at upper second class (2.1) level from a UK university, usually in a discipline related to the proposed area of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Opportunities for postgraduate study are offered in most areas of systematic theology. There are particular strengths in theological ethics and in the theology of the Reformed tradition, especially in Scotland, but both staff and student bodies are ecumenical in composition. Research students currently work in most areas of systematic theology from the Patristic to the Medieval era; from the Reformation to modern times; in philosophical theology, from the early modern period to the encounter with recent continental thought; and in such specialised topics as modern Christology; theology and science; and theological ethics

Department specialisms

Modern theology; ecology, German philosophy, analytic philosophy, theological anthropology, science and religion, social theory and theology and Christian ethics.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

AHRC, ORS, School/College/University Scholarship

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MTh by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)131 650 8900
+44 (0)131 650 7952