The University of Aberdeen has a long-standing reputation as one of the foremost UK research institutions in Biblical Studies. An MTh in Biblical Studies prepares students for PhD studies or other career options. It offers the students a firm basis for working in the field of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament Studies, whether in an academic, religious or other setting. The programme is largely research-oriented and Aberdeen offers internationally recognised experts among its permanent staff in a broad range of sub-disciplines. As an additional benefit, our Divinity School has a large postgraduate community so there are several vibrant postgraduate research seminars open to students and staff.
If you would like to take the MTh in Biblical Studies as a one year (full time) research degree, please see the MTh and MLitt by Research page for more information.
The programme is designed to provide advanced training in Biblical Studies to students with a significant undergraduate, seminary or comparable background in biblical or related studies. Through seminar-style courses and directed research, students can acquire the skills and knowledge required for independent postgraduate research and teaching in this field. The programme offers students a firm basis for work in the area of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and/or New Testament studies, whether in an academic, religious or other settings.
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Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Tomas Bokedal
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 27 2365
The programme is comprised of three main elements:
The taught courses will be assessed by coursework, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course. The dissertation course will be assessed by submission of the dissertation. An oral examination may be held at the discretion of the Examiners.
The degree of MTh shall not be awarded to candidates who fail to complete the dissertation at an appropriate standard, irrespective of their performance in other courses; such candidates may, at the discretion of the Examiners, be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
In general, an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in Divinity or Religious Studies or an equivalent degree is required - including two years of Greek and preferably one year of Hebrew as well.
For international students, proof of proficiency in English is required. The accepted certificates and minimum scores are listed as follows:
For international students, proof of proficiency in English may be required. The accepted certificates and minimum scores are listed as follows:
Prospective students should visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.
The Alumni Discount Scheme applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee. This is the element of tuition fee which you are paying yourself and does not cover the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding. The Alumni Discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any other costs such as additional programme costs or research costs. More Information can be found here.
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