The MTh in Divinity is a new programme offered by the school which allows students to choose which courses to take and exit with one of the following: MTh Biblical Studies, MTh Church History, MTh Systematic Theology, or MTh Theological Ethics.
This programme is studied on campus.
The University of Aberdeen has long enjoyed an international reputation for excellence in the study of Christian theology and the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies remains a leading centre of theological training and research. On entry to the MTh in Divinity, you will join a lively, collegial, international and ecumenical community.
Key Programme Information
At a Glance
- Learning Mode
- On Campus Learning
- Degree Qualification
- 12 months or 24 months
- Study Mode
- Full Time or Part Time
- Start Month
What You'll Study
- Degree Content
Students on the full-time route will be required to complete 120 credit points, 60 per half-session, to be chosen from the list below:
DR503N Readings in Systematic Theology (30 credit points)
DR553N The Christian Doctrine of God (30 credit points)
DR502T Creation and Christian Ethics (30 credit points)
DR551Q Great Thinkers in Theological Ethics (30 credit points)
DR552K The Life of Muhammad: Religion, History, Literature (30 credit points)
DR553P Demons and Spiritual Beings in Religion, Literature and Culture (30 credit points)
DR503F The Emergence of Christology (30 credit points)
DR552V Jewish History and Culture (30 credit points)
DR502X/DR552X Special Subject (30 credit points)
DR504R/DR554R Independent Research Project I (30 credits)
In addition students, must complete:
DR552G Dissertation (60 credit points)
Depending on their specialisation, and on approval of the School, students who successfully complete all 180 credits will be able to exit with one of the following:
MTh Biblical Studies
MTh Church History
MTh Systematic Theology
MTh Theological Ethics
Part-time study runs over the course of two years. Up to 120 credit points can be taken in a single academic year, with students taking a maximum of 180 credits in total over the two years. Students on this route will also be able to select courses from the list above.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
How You'll Study
- Individual Projects
The taught courses will be assessed by coursework, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course. The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of the dissertation. An oral examination may be held at the discretion of the examiners.
Why Study Divinity?
- The University of Aberdeen has a long-standing reputation as one of the foremost research institutions in Biblical Studies offering a variety of career options and further academic research.
- The programme is largely research-oriented and Aberdeen offers internationally recognised experts among its permanent staff in a broad range of sub-disciplines.
- Aberdeen’s Divinity School has a large postgraduate community and there are several vibrant postgraduate research seminars open to students and staff.
- Our students come from all over the British Isles and from overseas and go on to a wide range of professions after they graduate.
For more information about the application process, including details about which supporting documents you will be asked to provide, please click here.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications (normally a 3.0 GPA in North America).
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 54; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme.
- Degree Certificate
- a degree certificate showing your qualifications
- Degree Transcript
- a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
- Personal Statement
- a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
Fees and Funding
You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.
|Home / EU / RUK Students||£6,300|
|Tuition Fees for 2018/19 Academic Year|
|Tuition Fees for 2018/19 Academic Year|
International non-EU Applicants
- In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
- For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.
Our Funding Database
View all funding options in our Funding Database.
An Aberdeen MTh in Divinity prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Our students have gone on to teaching, ministry, church leadership, charitable organisations, and doctoral studies in a wide range of institutions around the world.
- Other Experts
- Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
- Dr Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer
- Professor Joachim Schaper
- Professor Grant Macaskill
- Dr Tomas Bokedal
- Dr Donald Wood
- Professor Paul Nimmo
- Professor Tom Greggs
- Professor Philip Ziegler
- Dr Michael Mawson
- Dr Brian Brock
- Dr Michael Laffin
- Programme Coordinator
- Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner
Information About Staff Changes
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
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