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Bachelor of Divinity

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Divinity at Aberdeen focuses on the study of the Christian faith and tradition in the context of its history, institutions and its role today. Whether you have a personal, vocational or intellectual interest in learning more about the Christian faith, or want to explore the world's major religions, Aberdeen is the place for you. You will gain accreditation with the Church of Scotland and great transferable skills which open a wide range of career options, in addition to ministry.

Divinity and Theology degrees at Aberdeen both concentrate on the study of Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary contexts, and both the Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology degrees are accredited by the Church of Scotland.

Divinity has been taught at Aberdeen since the university was founded in 1495. You will join an international community of students and leading academics carrying forward this 500+ years of tradition in the highest-quality teaching and researching in all aspects of theology and ministry and with close links to experts in all the world’s major religions.

You will explore the history of the church, the Old and New Testaments, practical theology and theological ethics and choose from a vast array of courses including Biblical languages, the history of the Church in the West, the Reformation in Scotland, classical and contemporary Christian doctrine, the role of religion in ethical and political debates, and religious aspects of disability.

You will get to grips with the ancient languages of Hebrew, Greek and Latin, study the Quran, Confucian and Daoist sacred texts, explore the anthropology and sociology of religion and examine the links between spirituality, health and healing.

In addition to ministry and other roles in the church, your career options will be wide due to the intellectual skills you’ve gained, media and journalism, public service and administration, the NGO sector, business, government service, publishing, education and research.

Divinity at Aberdeen focuses on the study of the Christian faith and tradition in the context of its history, institutions and its role today. Whether you have a personal, vocational or intellectual interest in learning more about the Christian faith, or want to explore the world's major religions, Aberdeen is the place for you. You will gain accreditation with the Church of Scotland and...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select 15 credit points from level 1 DR/RS courses of choice, plus 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Optional Courses

Select 15 credit points from level 2 DR/RS courses of choice, plus 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Optional Courses

Select 90 credit points from DR/RS courses of choice at level 3 or above, plus 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 4

Optional Courses

Select one of the following dissertation options:

  • DR 4044 Dissertation (first semester)
  • DR 4544 Dissertation (second semester)

Plus select 90 credit points from courses of choice, at least 60 of which must be from DR/RS courses at level 4.

Dissertation (DR4044) - 30 Credit Points

Dissertation (DR4544) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Optional Courses Select 15 credit points from level 1 DR/RS courses of choice, plus 30 credit points from courses of...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
100%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
76% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
88% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
100% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
88% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
100% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
94% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
88% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
88% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
86% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
82% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
100% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
71% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
35% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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