The programme offers a high-quality student experience through a unique programme of study taught by a range of experts within the field of Biblical Studies, encouraging the student to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the Bible, both from historical and contemporary perspectives.
We have a long and distinguished tradition of specialist teaching in Biblical Studies going back many decades and, today, all our Biblical Studies staff continue to participate nationally and internationally in significant biblical research projects.
The School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies has a vibrant research culture, and MA students are encouraged to participate in research seminars.
The programme is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study, and is also available as distance learning. All module content is available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students will be supported throughout their studies through regular access to their module tutors, either one-to-one (by email, Skype, phone), in groups (using media such as Skype), or via VLE module discussion forums or wikis.
Campus-based students will be supported through lectures, research seminars and public lectures. An annual residential graduate summer school is held for all students in July where students are able to experience lectures and seminars covering both issues related to generic learning and subject-specific information and to engage with a number of our research students.
-The Bible: Text and Transmission -The Bible: Contemporary Approaches -The Book of Genesis -The Book of Isaiah -The Gospel of John -Paul and his Letters -Dissertation
The programme is based on an established pool of expertise in related concerns, and covers a range of projects undertaken over a number of years:
Staff are research active and regularly attend academic conferences.
Study cutting-edge areas of academic interest.
The staff expertise represents a considerable bank of knowledge and skills that will underpin this programme and will ensure student experience a high-quality educational experience.
In addition Students will benefit from the: -Opportunity to specialise in the Old Testament or the New Testament -We have a long and distinguished tradition of specialist teaching in Biblical Studies -Vibrant research culture
Assessment is usually based on written work in the form of long and short essays, reports, book reviews and reflective pieces.
The MA programme equips the student with a range of skills appropriate for a broad variety of posts including teaching and ministry and prepares the student to progress to MPhil/ PhD.