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The degree of Bachelor in Divinity is a higher degree awarded on the basis of examination and thesis. Appropriately qualified candidates, accepted for the degree must complete an examination in eight papers and a thesis of 40,000 words within five years.
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, and pastoral and practical theology.
You will work under the supervision of specialists whose recent publications have focused on the gospels; Paul; the apocalypse; the apocryphal gospels and early second-century texts and developments; textual criticism; New Testament ethics; Qumran; the historical, religious and literary environment of the New Testament; New Testament Christology.
If you join this research area, you will work with the academic specialists who form the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, which focuses on Christianity in and from all parts of the majority world, and also on the growing presence of African and Asian churches in the northern hemisphere.
In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and Islam.
Do you want to know more about your ancestry, history, influences and reasons why you or others moved? Are you interested in Scottish heritage from the point of view of arts, music, history, literature, architecture and major enlightenment periods, the clans through to civil wars and battles and effects on migration of people? You can study and enjoy an MLitt in Scottish Heritage online.
The MLitt in Systematic and Historical Theology is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Divinity. Trains students with an undergraduate degree in theology or a cognate discipline in a high-level engagement with Christian doctrines in their historical and systematic dimensions.
The MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Divinity. Gain an understanding of how public issues and culture both shape and are shaped by Christian theology, biblical interpretation and practice.
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