Postgraduate, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Letters (MLitt)
For those starting in September 2020, the course starts with a study week in St Andrews from Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2020.
For those starting in January 2021, the course starts with a study week in St Andrews from Monday 18 to Friday 22 January 2021.
If you started this programme in 2019, you can find information about 2019 entry on the 2019 Bible and the Contemporary World – distance learning page. Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
15 weeks part time (single module); minimum 18 months part time, maximum 4 years part time (PGDip); minimum 2 years part time, maximum 5 years part time (MLitt)
The School of Divinity encourages applications from those who have an undergraduate degree in any subject, and recognises that in some cases this may have been attained a number of years ago and that weaker performance at that time might not always indicate an applicant’s current academic potential.
A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree is normally expected, but if your degree classification is lower, you should indicate more recent, perhaps informal, learning in your letter of intent. You do not need to have a degree in Theology or Biblical Studies in order to apply for a place on this programme; however, all applicants will be expected to have sufficient knowledge to equip them for postgraduate level of study in this area. Prospective applicants who are unable to offer a 2.1 Honours degree are invited to have discussions in advance with the course director: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
UK and EU: £2,100 per module, £3,150 MLitt dissertation module
Overseas: £4,310 per module, £6,470 MLitt dissertation module
30 June 2020 for September 2020 entry; 30 November 2020 for January 2021 entry. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.
- personal statement (200 to 300 words)
- sample of academic work (2,000 words)
- two original signed references (academic or professional)
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.