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Master of Arts (Honours) Biblical Studies and Economics


MA Biblical Studies joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
DI1003 Old Testament 1: Torah and Prophets 20 AND
DI1006 New Testament 1: Jesus and the Gospels 20 AND
( DI1004 Hebrew 1: Introduction to Hebrew Language 20 OR
DI1005 New Testament Greek 1 20 ) AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Biblical Studies joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
( * DI2001 Old Testament 2: Wisdom, Psalms, Apocalyptic and Apocryphal Literature 20 AND
* DI2003 New Testament 2: Paul and the Epistles 20 AND
( DI2002 Hebrew 2 20 OR
DI2201 New Testament Greek 2 20 )) AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *

Entry to Honours

Students who attain grades 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


MA Biblical Studies joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
DI3711 Reading in the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible 15 AND
DI3712 Reading in the New Testament 15 AND
View list 30 credits from Module List: DI3713 - DI3715, DI3716, DI4600 - DI4749, DI4750 - DI4789
DI3714 Reading the Bible Theologically 15
DI3715 Reading the Bible in Late Modernity 15
DI3716 Reading in the Greek New Testament 30
DI4608 Gospel of Matthew (English Texts) 30
DI4609 Gospel of Matthew (Greek Texts) 30
DI4610 Christology and Pneumatology in the New Testament 30
DI4615 New Testament Special Topic 30
DI4616 New Testament Special Topic - Atonement 30
DI4626 The Book of Revelation: English Texts 30
DI4627 The Book of Revelation: English and Greek Texts 30
DI4628 Epistle to the Hebrews: English Text 30
DI4629 Epistle to the Hebrews: Greek Text 30
DI4630 The Gospel of Mark: English Text 30
DI4631 The Gospel of Mark: Greek Text 30
DI4700 Hebrew Prose and Poetry 30
DI4705 Biblical Aramaic 30
DI4710 Exegesis of Biblical Hebrew Texts 30
DI4711 Old Testament Special Topic : Creation and Chaos in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East 30
DI4712 The Dead Sea Scrolls: English Text 30
DI4713 The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew Text 30
DI4715 The Pentateuch 30
DI4726 Hebrew Readings 30
DI4728 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms 30
DI4729 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms (Hebrew) 30
DI4730 The Book of Daniel 30
DI4731 Ancient Jewish Literature from 1 Enoch to the Mishnah 30
DI4732 King and Messiah in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism 30
DI4733 Creation and Chaos in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East 30
DI4750 Themes and Texts in Christian-Buddhist Dialogue 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


MA Biblical Studies joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
(( DI4498 Honours Dissertation in Divinity 30 OR
DI4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30 ) AND
( View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: DI4015 with ID4002 AND
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
DI4015 Communication in Divinity 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: DI3716, DI4600 - DI4789 )) OR
DI4608 Gospel of Matthew (English Texts) 30
DI4609 Gospel of Matthew (Greek Texts) 30
DI4610 Christology and Pneumatology in the New Testament 30
DI4615 New Testament Special Topic 30
DI4616 New Testament Special Topic - Atonement 30
DI4626 The Book of Revelation: English Texts 30
DI4627 The Book of Revelation: English and Greek Texts 30
DI4628 Epistle to the Hebrews: English Text 30
DI4629 Epistle to the Hebrews: Greek Text 30
DI4630 The Gospel of Mark: English Text 30
DI4631 The Gospel of Mark: Greek Text 30
DI4700 Hebrew Prose and Poetry 30
DI4705 Biblical Aramaic 30
DI4710 Exegesis of Biblical Hebrew Texts 30
DI4711 Old Testament Special Topic : Creation and Chaos in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East 30
DI4712 The Dead Sea Scrolls: English Text 30
DI4713 The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew Text 30
DI4715 The Pentateuch 30
DI4726 Hebrew Readings 30
DI4728 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms 30
DI4729 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms (Hebrew) 30
DI4730 The Book of Daniel 30
DI4731 Ancient Jewish Literature from 1 Enoch to the Mishnah 30
DI4732 King and Messiah in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism 30
DI4733 Creation and Chaos in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East 30
DI4750 Themes and Texts in Christian-Buddhist Dialogue 30
DI3716 Reading in the Greek New Testament 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: DI3716, DI4600 - DI4789 AND
DI4608 Gospel of Matthew (English Texts) 30
DI4609 Gospel of Matthew (Greek Texts) 30
DI4610 Christology and Pneumatology in the New Testament 30
DI4615 New Testament Special Topic 30
DI4616 New Testament Special Topic - Atonement 30
DI4626 The Book of Revelation: English Texts 30
DI4627 The Book of Revelation: English and Greek Texts 30
DI4628 Epistle to the Hebrews: English Text 30
DI4629 Epistle to the Hebrews: Greek Text 30
DI4630 The Gospel of Mark: English Text 30
DI4631 The Gospel of Mark: Greek Text 30
DI4700 Hebrew Prose and Poetry 30
DI4705 Biblical Aramaic 30
DI4710 Exegesis of Biblical Hebrew Texts 30
DI4711 Old Testament Special Topic : Creation and Chaos in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East 30
DI4712 The Dead Sea Scrolls: English Text 30
DI4713 The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew Text 30
DI4715 The Pentateuch 30
DI4726 Hebrew Readings 30
DI4728 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms 30
DI4729 Poetry and Prayer: An Introduction to the Psalms (Hebrew) 30
DI4730 The Book of Daniel 30
DI4731 Ancient Jewish Literature from 1 Enoch to the Mishnah 30
DI4732 King and Messiah in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism 30
DI4733 Creation and Chaos in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East 30
DI4750 Themes and Texts in Christian-Buddhist Dialogue 30
DI3716 Reading in the Greek New Testament 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: DI4015 with ID4002 )
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
DI4015 Communication in Divinity 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

60 credits should be selected from DI3716, DI4600 - DI4789, (ID4002 with ID4002 if a 4000-level dissertation or comparable independent research project is taken in the other Honours subject.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).