Students who enter the programme with only one Biblical language must take two semesters of either Classical Hebrew 1 and 2 or Koine Greek 1 and 2.
Students who enter the programme with two semesters (or equivalent) of both Hebrew and Greek must take both the advanced Hebrew and Greek Readings:
- Greek Readings: a technical introduction to reading the Greek New Testament.
- Hebrew Readings: acquaints the student with a range of Hebrew readings from the Old Testament.
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).
Optional modules in recent years have included:
- Biblical Aramaic
- Biblical Themes
- Book of Revelation
- Creation and Chaos in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
- Epistle to Hebrews
- Greek Readings
- Guided Study in Divinity
- Hebrew Readings
- Johannine Literature and Theology
- Kingship and Messianism
- Origins of Christian Theology
- Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Students may also take other eligible modules with the approval of the programme director.
Over the course of the year, but with particular focus over the last three months, you will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation. Student 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. The completed dissertation must be submitted by a date specified in August.
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.