Divinity BD (Hons) 2021 entry
The BD (Hons) in Divinity is a shorter course intended for those who already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in focusing on theological and biblical studies. It is especially suited for those considering ordination within a Christian denomination.
You will have the option to specialise in subjects such as the Old Testament, theology, practical theology, church history or a combination of these.
More information for 2021 entry will be available in September 2020. For information on the current year of entry for this course, see the 2020 page.
Bachelor of Divinity (single Honours degree)
Three years full time
- Start date: September 2021
- End date: June 2024
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
Students must have an undergraduate degree in another subject in order to be accepted on the Divinity BD (Hons).
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.How to apply
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
No previous knowledge of Divinity is required, but applicants must already hold an undergraduate degree from a higher education institution.
General entry requirements
All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes.
More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements web page.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.
The School of Divinity has enjoyed an international reputation for teaching excellence since it was founded in 1539.
Theology and religious studies at St Andrews were ranked second in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The School of Divinity was also ranked top in Scotland for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2019 as 95% of St Andrews final year students were satisfied with the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
“I enjoy the close community in the School, not just between students but also with staff who are really engaging and helpful. As my classes are quite small I have great access to ask questions and get advice, whether it be through an email or in person. Also, studying in the King James Library is a great reminder of how lucky I am to be able to study here.”
Zac (Coleraine, Northern Ireland)