UCAS code: QVV6
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
The MA Theology offers a broad and interdisciplinary study of the Christian religious tradition, with the opportunity to concentrate in specific subject areas, including biblical studies, theology and ethics, the history of Christianity in a global context, and religious studies.
You will choose courses from the subject areas of biblical studies, the history of Christianity, religious studies and theology and ethics. You will also have the option to choose courses from other subject areas across the University. You can choose a course in a subject that complements your programme subject, choose to study a language, or simply pick something that interests you.
As Year 1.
You will choose advanced courses from your area(s) of interest within the subject areas of biblical studies, the history of Christianity, religious studies and theology and ethics . You have the option of graduating after Year 3 with an ordinary degree.
You will continue to choose advanced courses from biblical studies, the history of Christianity, religious studies and theology and ethics. You will also write a dissertation on a subject of your choice, with academic supervision.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Teaching takes place primarily in the School of Divinity, based in New College. You will also have access to all the University's libraries and computer facilities.
There is a varied range of opportunities to spend time abroad. For shorter periods, these include summer programmes and work abroad. During Year 3, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad on exchange for a whole semester or an entire year at a wide selection of leading global universities. These include Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and Dartmouth College, United States, with which the School has ongoing relationships. Going abroad expands your horizons and is great fun, as well as bringing academic and career benefits.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and online learning.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including examinations, coursework, participation in seminars, presentation of your work and an honours dissertation.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Studying and understanding theology is vital to understanding human societies past and present, and provides students with valuable knowledge and a broad range of skills which are attractive to employers. Graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers including broadcasting, diplomatic service, banking, journalism, the police, social work, management consultancy, the law, ministry, teaching, recruitment consultancy, charity sector work, and financial management.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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