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MA Biblical Studies

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  • Objectives
    · To provide a programme of biblical studies suitable for master’s level, which will establish sound critical skills for the reading of biblical texts. · To engage the student in a number of parallel reading methodologies with regard to Old and New Testaments. · To offer students opportunities both for detailed textual work and for examining the historical and cultural contexts in which biblical books were written and read. · To offer students opportunities for contextualising biblical material in the contemporary world. · To develop the skills of students in collecting and processing relevant material for personal study in this subject area. · To develop the skills of students in both oral presentation of ideas and in the capacity to produce formal written presentations of work.
  • Entry requirements
    Students with an honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in theology or another appropriate subject.
  • Academic Title
    MA Biblical Studies
  • Course description
    Programme

    Compulsory Core Modules (must normally be taken in the first year of study)

    -Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation  I
    -Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation II

    Optional modules. One of  the following:

    -Second Temple Judaism: Texts and Traditions
    -Women in the OT and the Intertestamental Era
    -Search for Meaning: Wisdom Traditions in the Making

    AND One of the following:

    -Critical Reading of Mark’s Gospel
    -Reading 1 Corinthians

    Students may replace ONE option with one of the following language modules, or with a module from another Masters Programme at the College, subject to the prior agreement of both Programme Convenors. Languages modules classes are normally scheduled in the day rather than the evening.

    -An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (2 terms)
    -An Introduction to New Testament Greek (2 terms)

    -Dissertation

    The topic of the dissertation is chosen by the student, subject to approval by the supervisor.

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