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New Testament & Christian Origins MPhil

New Testament & Christian Origins MPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biblical Studies (Christian)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

In this course, you will work under the supervision of specialists whose recent publications have focused on the gospels; Paul; the apocalypse; the apocryphal gospels and early second-century texts and developments; textual criticism; New Testament ethics; Qumran; the historical, religious and literary environment of the New Testament; New Testament Christology. You can undertake research in exegesis, historical-critical issues, textual and literary criticism, the relation between Christianity and its religious and historical setting, the history of interpretation, and hermeneutical questions. You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research project before making a formal application. At the School of Divinity you will join a community of around 150 research students, drawn from around the world, and from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. You will study in a stimulating environment. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the School’s research environment at 100% world-leading / internationally excellent, second in the UK on this front in theology and religion. This outstanding result reflects the vibrancy of the School’s research culture. Studying for an MPhil commits you to at least two years’ full-time study and to writing a thesis of up to 50,000 words. You will have regular one-to-one supervision and work with advice from two supervisors. During the first year you explore your chosen area of research and refine your research proposal. At around the nine-month mark, you will submit a draft chapter for discussion at a Review Board, together with a developed proposal for the whole thesis. On the basis of your progress and the prospects for your research, the Review Board will make recommendations on the continuation of your studies into the second year.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

09-SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018-19 is £4,260. There will be slight increases in 2019-20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree with a mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. Students should also have academic training in the area of their research project.

University information

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