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One of the big strengths of our Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. We will train you in research methodologies and skills so that you can engage with key texts and sources, we can also help you develop expertise in biblical languages as well as Latin, patristic Greek and Aramaic if you need it.
You will have the chance to take an interdisciplinary approach to Theology, which is increasing in popularity and importance with Research Councils. You might choose to exchange insights with disciplines like Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History.
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Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Theology or related subject that contains some Theology. Professional qualifications or experience may also be considered.
For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.
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A Masters at the is a great way to gain a competitive edge in your field or gain specialist training in a particular subject area. At Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. A member of the Russell Group, our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK and 98 per cent of our research was rated as international or world-leading quality in the last national Research Excellence Framework.Read more
I had recently completed my undergraduate degree in theology, and taking a Masters in Biblical Studies allowed me to focus on those areas of my undergraduate course which I found interesting.
For me, it’s about interacting with a range of outlooks. The course gives you ample opportunities to express your opinions through lectures, seminars and essays, and for me the enjoyment is in having your points of view taken seriously by people who are scholars in your field.
One of the main reasons for studying at Exeter was the high level of student satisfaction that it constantly receives. Moreover, 85 per cent of the Theology department’s research is considered of international quality, and the department always ranks highly in the Times’ university guide. Since I wish to get involved in academia in the future, these aspects of the department gave me the impetus to study here. If that isn’t enough, Dr Stavrakopoulou’s recent TV appearance on Bible’s Buried Secrets certainly gives the department its celebrity endorsement.
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