Residential study week in St Andrews: Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
In the first semester, students take one compulsory VLE module:
- Theological Issues in Medical Ethics: will approach such questions through a series of contemporary debates in medical ethics, including euthanasia, abortion, the idea of 'physician' as a religious vocation, human enhancement technologies, conscientious objection to performing certain procedures, healthcare policy, and others.
Students will also take one or two additional modules from other Divinity MLitt programmes, such as 'Systematic and Historical Theology' or 'Biblical Languages and Literature' (students may not be eligible for all modules; see the module catalogue)
Depending on your choice of optional modules, you may also complete a short research project (different to the main dissertation which is taken in Semester 2).
With permission, credit may be taken from other postgraduate taught modules offered by the School.
Optional modules are subject to change each year and require a minimum number of participants to be offered; some may only allow limited numbers of students (see the University’s position on curriculum development).
Residential study week in St Andrews: Monday 9 to Friday 13 January 2023.
- The Bible and Contemporary Issues: explores a variety of approaches to interpretation to make connections between the Christian scriptures, events, trends and cultural assumptions.
Students will begin research for the 15,000-word dissertation early in Semester 2, but will focus particularly on researching and writing from May through to submission in mid-August. Dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.