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Masters degrees in Divinity examine the nature of deities and other divine beings, such as the Holy Spirit and angels. These courses usually (but not necessarily) focus on the Christian tradition.
Similar postgraduate specialisms include Theology & Religious Studies, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Studies. There are several different kinds of Masters degree in this area, including the Master of Arts (MA), the Master of Theology (MTh) and the Master of Letters (MLitt).
Masters in Divinity typically concentrate on the ‘big questions’ surrounding God and the nature of His / Her existence. As such, you may find yourself assessing ontological arguments from a philosophical as well as a theological point of view.
If taken in the United Kingdom, these courses shouldn’t be confused with the Master of Divinity (MDiv), an important qualification for those wanting to become a Christian minister in North America.
A Masters in Divinity could lead to a range of career opportunities, from the clergy itself through to several sectors where critical thinking abilities are vital, such as journalism, government (local and central) and academia.
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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.
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