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Course summary

Research interests The research interests of academic staff and graduate students in the Theology and Religious Studies department include a range of theoretical and practical approaches to:

  • ethics and practical theology
  • Hebrew and Old Testament studies
  • history of Christianity
  • Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations
  • New Testament and Christian origins
  • religious studies
  • science and religion
  • systematic theology
  • world Christianity
Who is this programme for? If you have academic training in theology or religious studies (or another relevant subject), and would like to develop your interest with a focus on a particular area, this Masters by Research programme may interest you. Research community and environment 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) 2021 ranks the School first in Scotland and fifth in the UK for its research power in theology and religious studies. The majority of the research activity of our colleagues is classed as world-leading, reflecting the vibrancy of the School’s research culture. Contacting a supervisor before application You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research project before making a formal application.


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on the University of Edinburgh website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

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Theology and Religious Studies at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS