New Testament MA (joint degree) 2022 entry
Whilst St Andrews does not offer New Testament as a single Honours degree, you can take New Testament in combination with other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree. You instead may be interested in taking Biblical Studies MA (Old and New Testament) as a single Honours or joint Honours degree.
At St Andrews, the focus is on New Testament language and literature, though you can also take additional classes in Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and Christian history and theology.
Modern teaching methods in language study are used to help beginners. And for those with an existing background in Greek, advanced language classes and textual classes in the original language are well provided for.
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 Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2022.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The School of Divinity was also ranked top in Scotland for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
"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."
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