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Prospective students

Divinity - the study of theology and biblical studies - allows students and researchers to ask large questions about the meaning of life, and about the substance and formation of human belief; and it provides the analytical, linguistic, and textual skills to pursue those questions. These skills equip students for a wide range of careers, including public service, teaching, research and ministry. 

The School of Divinity at St Andrews is taking forward a tradition of study and research that has been carried out in the same place, called St Mary's College, since at least 1579. The School has a warm and close-knit community in which professors, lecturers and students all work and learn together. 

The School teaches undergraduate degrees (which, in the Scottish system, are called MA or MTheol) in Theology and Biblical Studies, and teams up with other Schools to teach a wide range of joint Honours degrees. 

There is also a large community of taught and research postgraduates, most of whom are pursuing one-year MLitt or three to four-year PhD degrees.

Studying at St Andrews

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism or research, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.