Master of Theology (Taught)





The degree of Master of Theology is validated by the University of Glasgow, and is offered by two routes:

  • Master of Theology (by research)
  • Master of Theology in Scottish Church History and Theology (by taught courses)

Fuller detail may be found in the Master of Theology (By Taught Courses) Degree Regulations and Information.


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Course Description

This is a programme delivered by means of prescribed courses involving either one year of full-time study or two years part-time study. It may be completed on or off campus.  It is designed primarily for graduates in History or Theology and the course will serve as an introduction for further research in Scottish Church History and/or Scottish Theology at doctoral level. It will also be attractive to those whose desire is to develop their academic interests without necessarily proceeding to doctoral level.

In the first semester students will be required to study a compulsory Research and Study Skills module which will introduce them to the world of postgraduate study in the relevant areas together with the first of three main modules. In the second semester, students will study the second and third main modules. Each main module will be assessed by means of three 3,000 word essays. At the completion of the taught modules, students will then write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor.


Postgraduate Admissions Policy

The Postgraduate Admissions Policy can be found here.


Master of Theology Application Form

The relevant Application Form is found here.


Master of Theology Course Fees

For course fees see here.


For more information:

Either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Edinburgh Theological Seminary, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 2LS or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Postgraduate Studies Director.


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