University of Sheffield

Department of Biblical Studies

MA Biblical Studies Research


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Biblical Studies Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For more than sixty years Sheffield has provided an internationally recognized facility for teaching and research in Biblical Studies. We welcome members of faith and non-faith communities to join us in our study of religion, theology and the Bible to help us understand international culture, politics and conflict.

Our MA in Biblical Research offers you the opportunity to deepen your grounding in the field to prepare for further advanced research at the MPhil/PhD level. It is a flexible program, and you will be encouraged to develop your skills portfolio, tailored to personal interests and the requirements necessary for your future success.  Our open-minded, innovative, interdisciplinary approach attracts the brightest students and academics from all over the world to the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.

Our MA program will introduce you to the latest thinking on a remarkable collection of texts that has shaped our modern world and offers a window into ancient cultures, as taught by world leading researchers and writers in the field. These include Dr Katie Edwards, author of Admen and Eve: The Bible in Contemporary Advertising (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012) and Dr Meredith Warren, author of My Flesh is Meat Indeed: A Non-Sacramental Reading of John 6: 51–58. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2015.)

You decide the focus of your coursework and can choose from options including developing your language skills in Hebrew, Greek, French or German or you could choose to focus on the postcolonial and contemporary cultural aspects of biblical studies.

We'll give you training in research methods, then you'll work with your supervisor to formulate a research topic and complete a 12,000–15,000-word dissertation.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 600 (paper based) or TOEFL 250, TEOFL iBT 100, or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12160 GBP

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