Taught course

Systematic and Historical Theology (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Divinity
Qualifications
PGDipMLitt

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Theology or a closely related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Systematic and Historical Theology is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Divinity.

Highlights

  • Trains students with an undergraduate degree in theology or a cognate discipline in a high-level engagement with Christian doctrines in their historical and systematic dimensions.
  • Integrates the study of Biblical origins, primary theological texts, and contemporary scholarship.
  • Balances coursework and a research component that allows the application of acquired skills to a substantial subject or question of the student’s choosing.
  • Equips students for doctoral study in systematic and historical theology, or for enhanced ministry in church and society.

Teaching format

The programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, featuring both lectures and discussions, and a 15,000-word dissertation. Modules are assessed by a combination of essays and examination. Class sizes in the School of Divinity typically range from 6 to 12 students.

Students may also attend the weekly Theology Research Seminar, and may, if they wish, enrol in language classes and attend other lectures, seminars and reading groups as appropriate. The School offers classes in Hebrew, Greek and Latin, which are open to all students.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,450
International students
EU: £9,450 Overseas: £19,400

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MLitt
    full time
    12 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 2850