Taught course

Bible and the Contemporary World

University of St Andrews · School of Divinity

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree is normally expected, but if your degree classification is lower, you should indicate more recent, perhaps informal, learning in your letter of intent. You do not need to have a degree in Theology or Biblical Studies in order to apply for a place on this programme; however, all applicants will be expected to have sufficient knowledge to equip them for postgraduate level of study in this area.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PGDip/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a part-time distance learning programme aimed at both lay people seeking personal development and clergy seeking continued professional development.


  • A residential study week in St Andrews starts each module with lectures and seminar discussions and allows you to meet your fellow participants and tutors.
  • Join an international and interdenominational group of 20 to 25 students, most of whom are lay people without prior theological qualifications, in relating the Christian traditions to a host of public issues.
  • Provides continuing professional and personal development for clergy and lay people together.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
18-48 months

Course contact details

School of Divinity
+44 (0)1334 46 2841