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Postgraduate Admissions

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

First or II.i honours degree with marks of at least 67 per cent or a GPA of at least 3.7 in the US system (in relevant subjects).

New Testament and Early Christianity applicants are required to have at least two years' study (intermediate level) of New Testament Greek.

Old Testament applicants must have knowledge of the relevant biblical languages notably Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

Religions in Antiquity applicants must have knowledge of Greek or Latin.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

Visa Information

No ATAS required

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Key Information


9 months full-time

1 year and 9 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Divinity

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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