Theology in History

Look at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical.

Programme Director Dr Simon Burton discusses the postgraduate Theology in History programme here at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.


About the study area

Study the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and reflect critically upon the historical contexts in which Christian thought has developed.

Our approach is interdisciplinary, academic staff on the programme include historians, philosophers of religion and systematic theologians. Your work will be enriched by the School’s guest lectures and regular research seminars.

If you are interested in this study area, you can apply either as a Master of Theology (MTh) or as a Master of Science (MSc); depending on your preference.

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Our postgraduate Degree Finder contains a full programme description, details of entry requirements, fees, scholarships and international student information for this programme.  Or see below for a detailed programme structure.

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Programme structure

Optional Courses

These courses may change year to year, so please consult the Programme Director for advice on what will be available.

With the agreement of your Programme Director, you may also take courses from other masters programmes or language courses (subject to availability and timetabling constraints).

Further information

Programme Director

Dr Simon Burton


Profile page: Dr Simon Burton

Postgraduate Admissions

Phone: +44 (0)131 650 8952


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