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Biblical Languages and Literature

University of St Andrews

12 months
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20370 GBP/year
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About

The MLitt in Biblical Languages and Literature at the University of St Andrews offers students with existing competence in Biblical languages the opportunity to increase their linguistic and exegetical skills through sustained close and critical engagement with the Biblical texts and themes.

Overview

The MLitt in Biblical Languages and Literature at the University of St Andrews is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Divinity. The course focuses on text-critical issues, and students will gain proficiency in the grammar and syntax of Hebrew and Greek, and become familiar with the use of critical editions of texts and the methods, sources and norms of Biblical scholarship.

Highlights

  • Focus on the reading of biblical manuscripts and the use of the apparatuses of the critical editions of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and the New Testament with preparation for research degrees. 
  • Increase proficiency in the grammar and syntax of both Hebrew and Greek.
  • Gain a critically and historically informed understanding of biblical traditions and their textual development.
  • Contextualise the various methods and sources employed in bibilical scholarship to use textual investigations in broader biblical, historical and theological research.

Careers

The MLitt in Biblical Languages and Literature provides excellent preparation for a PhD in Biblical Studies. Many of its graduates have moved on to PhD programmes either at St Andrews or other major institutions.

Regular workshops, both general and subject-specific, in areas such as publishing, conference presentations, and job searches are offered by the School of Divinity and the University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Readings
  • Hebrew Readings
  • Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Biblical Studies or a closely related discipline. 
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.
  • personal statement (optional)
  • sample of academic work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates 
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20370 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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