Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

MA in Biblical Studies


School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Palace Green

Durham, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Biblical Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:


The Department of Theology and Religion offers postgraduate students the opportunity to study in a world-class research centre. A strong team of scholars is engaged here at the forefront of international research, and postgraduate students can both learn from and contribute to this dynamic research community.

The fields of research explored are diverse but sufficiently coherent to create many opportunities for and cross-disciplinary (as well as single-disciplinary) studies. The Department houses strong teams of scholars in Old Testament and Related Studies, Judaism in Antiquity, New Testament and Related Studies, Christianity in Late Antiquity, Christianity in Early Modern and Modern Europe, Systematic Theology, Philosophical Theology and the Philosophy of Religion, the Study of Religion, Film and Religion, Theology and Ethics, Theology and Science, Catholic Studies, Anglican Studies, and the Study of Spirituality

Students of the MA in Biblical Studies are required to complete a core module in Resources, Methods and Interpretation, submit a dissertation and choose a further three elective modules.


International Student Requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language, or who have not undertaken part or all of their earlier theological education in the English language, must fulfill a minimum acceptable English language requirement prior to registering as students. The requirement for this department can be satisfied by any of the following: Band 7.0 or above in the British Council/Cambridge University English Language Testing Service Test (the I.E.L.T.S. test) TOEFL: paper score 600 (with a score of 5.0 or above in the Test of Written English) TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test) 250 (with a score of 5.0 or above in the Test of Written English) TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) 100 or above (with a score of 25 or above in the Test of Written English) a pass in English Language at the level of G.C.S.E. or ‘O' Level with a grade of A, B or C.
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