School of Divinity

Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

Examining the emergence and early developments in Christianity, focusing on the first two centuries of the common era.

The Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (CSCO) is committed to the study of early Christianity and the world that it was born in. Our interests range from New Testament studies to patristics, to the world of late antiquity, and many of our members have specialisations within these fields.

We are interested in encouraging and supporting study in these areas and put on a range of conferences and seminars to this end. The latest events are posted on our website.

Postgraduate studies

Within the wider School of Divinity, researchers at the Centre deliver a range of one year taught or research Masters programmes and supervise PhD students in their specialist areas.

For further details of the study opportunities available, please go to our Graduate School pages.

Contact the Centre

The contact details of our Director and staff associated with the Centre may be found on the CSCO website: