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Bible and the Contemporary World - Distance Learning

University of St Andrews

24 months
4530 GBP/module
2200 GBP/module
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The PG Diploma/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World - Distance Learning at the University of St Andrews is a part-time virtual learning programme that connects biblical and theological studies with other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


The PGDip/MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World - Distance Learning at University of St Andrews is a part-time distance learning programme aimed at both lay people seeking personal development and clergy seeking continued professional development.


  • Gain an understanding of how public issues and culture both shape and are shaped by Christian theology, biblical interpretation and practice.
  • Join an international and interdenominational group of 20 to 25 students, most of whom are lay people.
  • A residential study week in St Andrews starts each module with lectures and seminar discussions and allows you to meet your fellow participants and tutors.
  • Opens possibilities for future doctoral work in fields such as practical theology or for those who seek to deepen their critical thinking in careers (often in the voluntary sector) that have a religious dimension. 


Students on this programme have gone on to work in the charitable sector and to further studies. Previous students have had professional occupations in education, law, business, administration, charities and ministry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theological Issues in Medical Ethics
  • Surveillance, Theology and the Bible
  • Theology and the Arts
  • The Bible and Contemporary Issues

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree is normally expected
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.
  • personal statement (200 to 300 words)
  • sample of academic work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed references (academic or professional)
  • 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

    4530 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    2200 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2200 GBP per module during 24 months.


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