Masters | Postgraduate Course - Theology MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time. International: £17,700 full-time
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Theology MA

Study Details

MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

One of the big strengths of our Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. We will train you in research methodologies and skills so that you can engage with key texts and sources, we can also help you develop expertise in biblical languages as well as Latin, patristic Greek and Aramaic if you need it.

You will have the chance to take an interdisciplinary approach to Theology, which is increasing in popularity and importance with Research Councils. You might choose to exchange insights with disciplines like Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • THEM020     Dissertation     60
  • THEM006     Research Proposal in Theology     15
  • THEM109     Research Skills in Theology A     15

Optional modules 

  • THEM122     Approaches to Biblical Studies     30
  • THEM123     Reception of Christian and Jewish Traditions     30

MA Theology THEM127 and THEM125 2018/19

  • THEM127     Introducing Biblical Hebrew     15
  • THEM125     Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 15

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Theology or related subject that contains some Theology. Professional qualifications or experience may also be considered.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our MA is excellent preparation for a research degree in Theology if you choose to take your studies on to doctoral level. Many of our students find our MA in Theology an excellent way of furthering their career or opening up new job prospects.

Our MA will deepen your understanding of Theology and bring you up to date with the latest developments in the field. The skills you will develop are highly relevant regardless of the path you take. You will learn to understand other people’s viewpoints, to communicate and debate effectively, to work independently and as part of a group. We will encourage you to use your own initiative and keep an open mind while training you in a range of academic, personal and professional skills. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of related fields such as:

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