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Biblical Languages and Literature

University of St Andrews

Master
12 months
Duration
19400 GBP/year
9450 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

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

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

  • International

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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