Elizabeth Corsar

MA in Divinity

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your current career 

I am currently still studying at the University of Edinburgh. I am in my 2nd year of a PhD in New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology. 


Why did you choose to attend the University of Edinburgh and the subject with which you graduated?

I grew up and went to school in Edinburgh, and so naturally attended one of the university’s open days.  My experiences at the open day, and subsequently the post-applicant open day were extremely positive ones, as I met enthusiastic and engaged academics, and discovered the vast wealth of academic resources available to students.  Thus, I chose to remain in Edinburgh and to study at the University.                                                                            

My choice of course stemmed from my keen interest in Religious, Moral, and Philosophical Studies, which I studied whilst I was at school. 


What did you enjoy most about your subject?

What I enjoyed most about my subject was the vast range of courses that were available to me, the small class numbers, and the dedication and enthusiasm of the academic staff.  


What specific skills did you develop whilst attending the University of Edinburgh?

My time at Edinburgh allowed me to develop good communication skills, in both a written and an oral medium.


Why would you recommend your subject to other students?

I would recommend my subject to other students as it allows you to study in an incredibly impressive building with an excellent on-site library. Additionally, it also allows you to be part of an academically astute yet supportive community.  


How did your experience at Edinburgh help you get where you are today?

My undergraduate degree equipped me with all the necessary skills required to be a successful independent researcher – it encouraged skills from public speaking to time-keeping.