School of Divinity

Programme structure

This programme is run full-time over one year (or part-time over two years) and will be taught mainly in small seminar groups, on-campus whenever possible but also online.

Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders

You will be given training in research methods which offers a practical approach to postgraduate level skills of critical investigation and writing, and receive individual supervision for your 15,000 word dissertation.

Compulsory courses

Creeds, Councils and Controversies and two shorter courses in research methods.

Option courses

You will choose four options.  At least one must be a theology in history course, chosen from:

  • Martyrdom, Monasticism and Mysticism: Women Writers of the Early and Medieval Church
  • Calvinist Theology and Piety in Britain and America, c. 1590-1660
  • Religion and the Enlightenment: The Birth of the Modern
  • Systematic Theology: Recent Perspectives

There are a wide variety of other options to choose from, including courses from other Masters programmes, advanced undergraduate courses, and language courses.  Your Programme Director can advise on what is available.  Options don’t need to be selected until the start of the semester, so there is plenty of time to make up your mind.

Career opportunities

This programme is designed to provide a strong foundation for postgraduate research in the field or for employment in a range of areas requiring critical analysis and empathetic understanding.