Taught course

Bible and the Contemporary World

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MLittPGDip

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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. Prospective applicants who are unable to offer a 2.1 Honours degree are invited to have discussions in advance with the course director: email divinitydistance@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Months of entry

January, August

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.

Find out more about studying Bible and the Contemporary World.

Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of how public issues and culture both shape and are shaped by Christian theology, biblical interpretation and practice.
  • Join an international and interdenominational group of students, most of whom are lay people.
  • 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.
  • Opens possibilities for future doctoral work in fields such as practical theology or for those who seek to deepen their critical thinking in careers (often in the voluntary sector) that have a religious dimension.

Fees and funding

UK students
£2,200 per module, £3,300 MLitt dissertation module
International students
£4,530 per module, £6,780 MLitt dissertation module

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    18-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Divinity
Email
divinitydistance@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2841