MA/PGDip/PGCert Biblical Studies by Distance Learning
Department of Biblical Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Join staff and students from around the world in the UK's most innovative Department of Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you'll find here will make your masters a unique experience.
About the course
This course offers online versions of modules from our established MA in Biblical Studies. You'll be part of an online community of students, engaging with both the biblical and contemporary worlds, and exploring where the two differ, intersect, and how the modern world is shaped by ancient texts.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in theology/religious studies, or a related subject such as philosophy or history. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements for overseas students
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
You'll be given access to our online learning environment, which holds details of the module outline, course notes, set readings and information on assessment.
You'll take part in discussions and some modules are delivered by video. Members of staff will provide support via email or online forums.
Fees and funding
There are some studentships available for home students through the AHRC Research Preparation Master's Scheme.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Mrs Alison Bygrave
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 lecturing, the creative industries, religious education and the pastoral ministry. All courses are good preparation for a PhD.
Staff and students work alongside each other. The atmosphere is personal, friendly and very lively.
Learn from world-class staff
There are more biblical studies researchers here than any other university in the UK. Our staff are internationally renowned for their work. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise rates us third in the UK for the quality of our publications. The quality and variety of our research feeds directly into our teaching, so you benefit from this unique range of perspectives and ideas.
Staff and students work alongside each other. The atmosphere is personal, friendly and very lively. Together, we've pioneered the use of literary, ideological and cultural approaches to the Bible. We've also created the first ever comprehensive dictionary of classical Hebrew.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.