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Systematic Theology (MTh)


Course Description

Aims:
The taught MTh. in Systematic Theology is designed to give students with a first degree in Theology an opportunity for advanced study of Christian Systematic Theology and to acquire the skills and knowledge of the discipline necessary for further independent postgraduate research and teaching in the field. It also affords students and scholars whose graduate work has been in other related fields a vehicle for focused exploration of the nature and tasks of Systematic Theology in the Christian tradition. Students in the programme will examine both the nature of Christian systematic theology as a discipline and its history in the modern era, as well as the substance of key doctrinal themes in detail.

Syllabus:
I Two required courses: Theological Research in the University Dissertation Colloquium
II Two further courses chosen from: Principles of Systematic Theology Systematic Theology Since the Enlightenment The Use of the Bible in Theology The Christian Doctrine of God Trinity and Christology Scottish Theology Theology of Karl Barth (N.B. Not all of these courses will run every year)
III A Dissertation of approximately 20,000 words on a topic related to the aims of the degree

Regular participation in the staff and postgraduate research seminar in Systematic Theology that runs during the academic session is integral to the degree programme.

Assessment:
Examinations and continuous assessment for all course elements of the programme

Teaching:
Normally 4 x 2 hour seminars per week

Funding:
Some College and School bursaries may be available

Visit the Systematic Theology (MTh) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!



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Candidates for M.Th. degrees normally need an upper-second Honours degree in Divinity, Religious Studies or equivalent. For international applicants, proof of proficiency in English is required. Accepted certificates and minimum scores: IELTS overall score 6.5, with Listening 5.5 minimum, Reading 6.0 minimum, Speaking 5.5 minimum, Writing 6.0 minimum; for required scores in TOEFL iBT and PT Academic, please look at View Website.

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