Much of the recent debate surrounding ‘new atheism’ has taken place within a poorly informed view of the history and philosophy of science and its relationship with religion. This programme aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives.
The history of science is studied from ancient times through the modern scientific revolution, together with philosophical trends in our understanding of reality. The main areas of dialogue between science and religion are explored in depth, including cosmology, evolution, divine action and miracles, consciousness and the human person.
This programme is designed to provide a strong foundation for postgraduate research in the field or for employment in a range of areas requiring critical analysis and empathetic understanding.
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Compulsory courses comprise History of Science and Religion in the Christian Tradition; Cosmos, Cell and Creator: Current Debates in Science and Religion; and two courses in research methods.Option courses
You will choose three options, which can be taken from courses in science and religion, such as:
- Economy, Ecology, and Ethics
- Key Thinkers in Science and Religion
- Philosophy of Time
- Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Debates
- Science and Religion in Literature
- Science and Scripture
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology View 138 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with a mark of at least 65%, in a core natural science subject (e.g. physics, chemistry or biology) or a humanities subject relevant to the science-religion dialogue (e.g. theology/religious studies, philosophy, or history)
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International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home - £5,950
- International/EU - £12,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
On average around 50% of Divinity postgraduate students are awarded some level of scholarship funding.
- Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. Most are open to all, but some are ring-fenced for applicants from certain parts of the world.
- Awards are made for both masters and PhD programmes.
- Typically, awards are for full or partial fee costs. Fully-funded awards are exceptional and highly competitive.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.