Taught course

Biblical Languages and Literature

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MLittPGDip

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Biblical Studies or a closely related discipline. Students must also have taken at least two semesters each of Hebrew and Greek, plus at least an additional semester of one or the other, at undergraduate level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Biblical Languages and Literature offers students with existing competence in Biblical languages the opportunity to increase their linguistic and exegetical skills through sustained close and critical engagement with the Biblical texts and themes.

This course is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Divinity. You will gain proficiency in the grammar and syntax of Hebrew and Greek. You will become familiar with using critical editions of texts and the methods, sources and norms of Biblical scholarship.

Highlights

  • Focus on reading biblical manuscripts and using the apparatuses of the critical editions of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and the New Testament with preparation for research degrees.
  • Increase proficiency in the grammar and syntax of both Hebrew and Greek.
  • Gain a critically and historically informed understanding of biblical traditions and their textual development.
  • Contextualise the various methods and sources employed in biblical scholarship to use textual investigations in broader biblical, historical and theological research.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£20,370

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
divinitypg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2841