MA Biblical Studies Research
Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS), Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Join staff and students from around the world in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.
About the course
Course description 2017
This course will prepare you for further research at MPhil/PhD level. We’ll give you training in research methods, then you’ll work with your supervisor to formulate a research topic and complete a 12,000–15,000-word dissertation.
The rest of your coursework is up to you. You might choose to develop your language skills in Hebrew, Greek, French or German, or you could focus more on the postcolonial and contemporary cultural aspects of biblical studies.
Research Methods in Biblical Studies
Examples of optional modules
- Issues in Cultural Studies
- the Bible and Visual Culture
- Issues in Religion, Theology and the Bible,
- Reading modules for which you can agree your own focus with the tutor to reflect your research interests.
Teaching and assessment
Each taught module will consist of the following format:
- Two residential study schools, which will consist of 40 hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials
- Conference tutorial time
- Individual tutorial time
- Online group learning environment
- Action research
- Independent study
- The dissertation will consist of tutorials and independent study.
Normally a 2:1 in a relevant degree. Professional qualification and experience also considered.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are some studentships available for home students through the AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scheme. The deadline for applications is 1 May.
For details see www.ahrc.ac.uk.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
You'll find this course listed under Interdisciplinary Faculty Programmes.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The SIIBS team
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.