Biblical Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting the Bible which allows for focus either in the study of biblical language and literature, with language component; or in theological interpretation and Christian theology. Interpreting the Bible, and compulsory dissertation, plus optional modules. Leads to careers in teaching, museums, media, charities, the church or other religious institutions.
- Diverse approaches to studying the Bible: in its ancient context, as literature, and as generative source of centuries of theological reflection.
- Optional training in biblical languages. Student with prior knowledge of Hebrew and or Greek can extend their understanding of the languages and the range of texts they work with. Introductory modules are available for those with no prior experience.
- A combined and integrative approach to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament.
- Teaching in the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics.
- Optional instruction in the methodology and content of Christian theology with particular attention to the importance of biblical literature in the development of Christian doctrine.
- A strong background for those wishing to go on to research or an excellent independent higher qualification.
- Regular seminars (in both Systematic Theology and Biblical Studies) with papers given by nationally and internationally renowned speakers.
- Unrivalled location gives access to the British Library and the British Museum, as well as the excellent Maughan Library at King's.
- A supportive educational environment within a department that specialises in the three 'Abrahamic' faiths.
Language and Literature: Dr Eddie Adams; Theology: Dr Susannah Ticciati
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Further research, teaching; journalism; media; museum work; the church or other religious institutions.
Year of entry 2013