At the School of Divinity you will join a community of around 150 research students, drawn from around the world, and from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds.
You will study in a stimulating environment if you join the Ethics and Practical Theology programme from The University of Edinburgh. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the School’s research environment at 100% world-leading/internationally excellent, second in the UK on this front in theology and religion. This outstanding result reflects the vibrancy of the School’s research culture.
Training and support
The ethos of the Graduate School is to promote excellence in postgraduate study, within a stimulating and supportive environment. We value equality and diversity in the School community, and an academic culture that is both critical and constructive.
- At the start of the academic year, you will be invited to Welcome Week, an intensive introduction to study and life in Edinburgh. Some events are especially for international students new to Scotland and the UK, but everything is open to all.
- In the first weeks, the School provides a general orientation to research skills and to wider opportunities for training and support.
- From your first days as a PhD or MPhil student, you will work 1:1 with your primary research supervisor.
- Your progress will be tracked, through regular supervisions and milestone reviews, to ensure that you get the support you need to bring your project to fruition.
- You will be part of the research seminar in Theology and Ethics, to which visiting speakers are invited and to which postgraduates present work-in-progress.
- You can also engage with the work of the * Centre for Theology and Public Issues.
- You will be able to follow taught courses that contribute to your interests and research needs, and can also take advantage of opportunities to learn ancient and modern languages.
- If you are a PhD student, after successful completion of your first year, you will be eligible to apply for tutoring opportunities, to gain teaching experience.
A University review (2015) commended the Graduate School for providing excellent support: responsive to student feedback; proactive in helping new postgraduates to adjust to their studies and to life in Scotland; enthusiastic and practical in promoting career development. The postgraduate student committee works closely with the School to make the research student experience the best it can be.
The research interests of academic staff and graduate students in Ethics and Practical Theology encompass a range of theoretical and practical approaches to ethics, religion and theology, including:
- environmental ethics
- peace-building and reconciliation
- ethical theory
- pastoral and practical theology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology Philosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology View 251 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- Masters by Research and MPhil: A UK 2:1 honours degree with a mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You should also have academic training in the area of your research project.
International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 24 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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