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Within the ecclesiastical history subject area, there is particular research strength in Patristics and early Christian history, the Reformation in Britain and the Continent. Puritanism, the history of British and European Christianity from the 18th century and the history of Christian missions, especially in Africa, from the eighteenth century.
Sessions on research orientation/methods are offered to all students. Within ecclesiastical history, there is a research seminar for staff and students to which visiting speakers are invited. Informal reading groups and language classes in Latin are also offered.
The School is situated within the New College buildings in the centre of Edinburgh. New College Library is the largest single-site theological library in the UK. Computing facilities and study spaces are made available to all postgraduate students. The Rainy Hall is a large and impressive student common room housing a refectory, and has wireless internet access.
Financial awards for postgraduates are available in a number of packages offered by the School of Divinity, by the University's College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS), and by the government-funded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Overseas Research Scheme (ORS). Some offer full fees and a stipend for living costs, others full fees, and others partial awards of variable amounts as a contribution towards fees and/or living costs. Most are for PhD applicants, but there are some opportunities to apply for funding for Masters programmes. All scholarships are granted on grounds of academic merit.
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This article was published on Aug 21, 2013