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About the course

This course focuses on the context and interpretation of biblical and pseudepigraphal texts, along with the study of biblical languages. Durham has a long tradition of outstanding biblical scholarship, providing a wide range of distinctive approaches to biblical studies, including historical, critical and theological.

Course Structure

  • Paul and His Interpreters - core module*
  • Three optional modules
  • Dissertation.

Core modules:

  • Paul and His Interpreters*
  • Dissertation

*Core module may be subject to change

Examples of optional modules:

Optional modules in previous years have included 2-3 choices from:

  • Beginners' New Testament Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Advanced Hebrew Texts
  • Advanced Aramaic
  • Middle Egyptian
  • The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament
  • Gospels and Canon

Plus up to 1 choice from:

  • Paul and his
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Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.

Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on

Please see course website for further details.


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