Taught course

Theology, Imagination and the Arts (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in theology or an Arts subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Theology, Imagination and the Arts is a one-year taught programme run by the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA), part of the School of Divinity. The course is designed to provide a broad introduction to postgraduate work in the field of theology and the arts. It can be taken as self-contained programme of study or as a grounding for those intending to pursue doctoral research in this field.

Highlights

  • A unique training programme for artists wishing to reflect on the theological dimensions of their work, and for theologians wishing to explore the place of art within theological thought and practice.
  • An ideal stepping stone towards the Institute's PhD programme, which centres on a three-year independent research project.
  • Engages with diverse forms of culture of different eras, including literature, drama, the visual arts and music.

Teaching format

The programme consists of three taught modules taken over two semesters followed by a 15,000-word dissertation written over three months during summer.

Modules are interdisciplinary in nature, integrating various artistic media and theological themes, and are taught through weekly lectures and seminars with class sizes typically ranging from 6 to 12 students. Assessment comprises a combination of coursework and written examination.

Students attend ITIA’s weekly 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

Each module typically comprises:

  • four hours of weekly lectures and seminars
  • coursework assessment
  • a three-hour written exam

For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
divinitypg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2850