St Mary's College, The School of Divinity
The University of St Andrews is Scotland's oldest university, founded in 1413, and throughout its history has taught Divinity (biblical studies and theology). It enjoys a reputation as one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. Today it has a vibrant community of both undergraduate and postgraduate students (including distance learners).
Founded in 1539
St Mary's College, the home of Divinity in the University, was founded in 1539 and is still housed in its fine sixteenth-century buildings. These provide a focus for the College and contribute immensely to the research, teaching and social networks integral to a vibrant academic community. Adjoining the College is the King James Library which, in conjunction with the main University Library, houses an exceptional collection of books and periodicals for teaching and research.
Excellence in teaching and research
The School of Divinity has an internationally renowned staff and a reputation for high quality in both teaching and research. The most recent RAE in 2008 confirmed St Andrews as a leading British centre for research in theology. Submitting all its academic staff, 95% of research produced was judged to be of international quality. The "Roundel" serves as a state of the art study centre exclusively for the use of postgraduates in Divinity.
Thomas Chalmers Scholarship for PhD Study
As part of the events designed to mark the 600 years since the founding of the University of St Andrews, the University’s School of Divinity is delighted to offer, in association with Langham Partnership, a special award, the Thomas Chalmers Scholarship, for a scholar from the Majority (Developing) World embarking on a three-year, full-time research degree programme in Divinity in September 2013. Details »
Best in the UK for the student experience
Divinity at St Andrews has been ranked first in the UK in the field of Religious Studies and Theology in The Guardian University Guide 2013. Achieving a maximum possible score of 100, with a 100% course satisfaction rating from its students, St Andrews has confirmed its status as second to none in terms of overall student learning experience. Details »
Postgraduate programmes 2013-14
Applications for PhD entry in September 2013 - closing date was 20th January 2013; enquiries for any remaining places to email@example.com.
The online system for applications to full-time taught postgraduate programmes commencing in September 2013 is open. Applications for part-time distance learning postgraduate study commencing in September 2013 or January 2014 are also welcome.