M.A. Bible, Culture and Society

University of Sheffield

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Tuition fee:
  • € 5,800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,600 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Department of Biblical Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Join staff and students from around the world in the UK's most innovative biblical studies department. The variety of fresh perspectives you'll find here will make your masters a unique experience.

About the course
1 year full time/2 years part time

This course focuses on the influence and interpretation of the Bible in the modern world. You'll develop skills in cultural studies, critical theory and literary analysis. Optional modules mean you can specialise in the subjects you enjoy most.

Where your masters can take you
A masters in biblical studies from Sheffield can enrich your life and prepare you for even bigger challenges.

Our graduates go into a range of careers all over the world, including university and college lecturing, librarianship and publishing, religious education and pastoral ministry. All courses are good preparation for a PhD. The MA in Biblical Studies Research is designed exactly for that purpose.


Core modules
* Research Methods in Biblical Studies
* Issues in Cultural Studies and the Bible
* Dissertation

Optional modules
* The Bible and the Arts
* The Postcolonial World
* The Bible and the Literary Imagination
* The Bible and the Historical Imagination
* The Bible and Theology
* The Bible and Images of Christ
* The Bible and Gender

* Lectures
* Seminars
* Supervised research

* Coursework
* Dissertation


Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in biblical studies, religious studies or theology. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements for overseas students
IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each part), or TOEFL iBT 100, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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