This degree programme is for those fascinated by the New Testament and who want to study it in depth.
You will have opportunity to learn about and explore the theology and ethics of New Testament texts, to study the language in which they were written, to investigate the diverse religious, political and cultural contexts in which they were shaped and to consider the beliefs that inspired their authors.
The New Testament is central to the study of Christian theology but has also been influential in literature, the arts, ethics and a host of other disciplines.
This specialised degree programme offers you the opportunity to engage in serious scholarly study of the early Christian writings and their world and to think about why they had (and continue to have) such an impact in subsequent years.
FIRST and SECOND LEVELS (1st and 2nd years)
In the first two years you are required to take two foundational modules in New Testament. These focus on Jesus and the Gospels and the history and theology of early Christianity. They are designed to introduce you to methods of New Testament study and to the social, historical and cultural context within which Jesus and the New Testament writers lived. They also help you explore the theological issues that characterised the early Christian movement.
If you pursue Honours in New Testament as part of the MA Honours degree you must study New Testament Greeki n your first or second year, unless you have previously obtained an A-Level or Higher qualification in classical Greek or unless you opt to study classical Greek modules in the University.
HONOURS (3rd and 4th years), including JOINT HONOURS
Please see our 2013 Prospectus for details of enhancements to our honours programmes: Divinity - 2013 Entry (PDF, 1,301 KB)