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CathedralApplications for postgraduate study are made direct to the University of St Andrews on the relevant online form. Supporting documentation and reference forms are also required.

If you have any questions about the process you are welcome to contact the Director of Research Postgraduate Studies (for PhD), the Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies (for campus-based MLitts) or the Distance Learning Officer (for 'Bible and Contemporary World' single module, PGDiploma or MLitt).  Their contact details are to the right of this page.

Please see the university's Research Programmes Admissions Pages for instructions on how to apply. 

Applications for the PhD and MPhil may be submitted at any time but the closing date for first consideration is 14 December 2018; enquiries may be made to

UK and EU citizens or permanent residents who wish to be considered for Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) funding through the SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, must first complete their online application for a place on the PhD programme, and then email a draft SGSAH application form to the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the School of Divinity (, to be received by 14 December 2018. We particularly welcome applications linked to our clusters of research expertise in Theology and the Arts, Religion and Politics, the Bible and its Theology, Systematic and Historical Theology, or Analytical and Exegetical Theology, or to any other area of individual staff expertise. We strongly encourage applicants to contact potential supervisors or the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies by November, to allow time for selection, creation, and revision of the SGSAH applicationFull details concerning SGSAH funding, as well as the application form, can be found on the SGSAH website.



Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

Postgraduate Secretaries

Ms Elizabeth O'Keefe & Ms Barbara Fleming
School Office
+44 (0)1334 46 2826

Director of Research Postgraduate Studies (Current Students)

Prof Christoph Schwöbel (from 3 September 2018)
Room H305
+44 (0)1334 462849

Director of Research Postgraduate (Applications / Scholarships)

Prof Mark W Elliott (Semester 1)
Room H104
+44 (0)1334 462825

Prof James Davila (Semester 2)
Room A301
+44 (01)334 46 2834

Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies

Dr TJ Lang
Room T203
+44 (0)1334 46 2828

Distance Learning Officer

Dr TJ Lang (Semeter 1) 
Room T203
+44 (0)1334 462828

Dr Eric Stoddart (Semester 2)
Room A302
+ 44 (0)1334 462841



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