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Divinity (Hons)

University of St Andrews

36 months
26350 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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The BD in Divinity (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is a shorter course intended for those who already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in focusing on theological and biblical studies. 


The programme Divinity (Hons) from University of St Andrews is a three-year course run by the School of Divinity. The course is only available to those who already hold an undergraduate degree and are now interested in focusing on theological and biblical studies. There is a four-year option for students who wish to also study biblical languages.

The course focuses on the teachings and practices of the Christian faith as rooted in biblical and theological studies, and considers the significance of faith today as well as the challenges to it. 

Students can expect to have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics including, for example, the study of the biblical text in its original languages or the interactions of Christian theology with current scientific and philosophical developments.


Most graduates from the BD take the course as part of their preparation for ordination. That said, graduates from the theological and biblical disciplines develop key transferable skills in critical thinking and in written and oral communication, which make them highly attractive to potential employers. Accordingly, employment prospects are usually wide ranging.

Recent graduates from the School of Divinity have become:

  • religious studies teachers
  • lay chaplains at schools
  • ordained ministers
  • journalists with the national and religious press.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature
  • Christian Ethics and Contemporary Society
  • Creation and Chaos in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East
  • Medieval Monastic Spirituality
  • The Nature of Theology
  • Religious World of Dante
  • Theology, Spirituality and Pastoral Care.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application deadline - 26 January for UK students


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have an undergraduate degree in another subject in order to be accepted on the Divinity BD (Hons).
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • RUK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Republic of Ireland: £9250

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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