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Comments about MA Biblical Studies - At the institution - Kensington and Chelsea - Greater London
· 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.
Students with an honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in theology or another appropriate subject.
MA Biblical Studies
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)
The topic of the dissertation is chosen by the student, subject to approval by the supervisor.