Postgraduate Course: Approaches to Research: Biblical Studies (DIVI11012)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A partner to Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies, the 10-credit S1 course on research skills for all PG students in the School of Divinity. This 10-credit S2 course is the devolved component for Biblical Studies students, in particular. It covers key critical issues in Hebrew Bible and New Testament, research tools and methods in Biblical Studies, and research proposal workshops for enrolled students.
A partner to Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies, the 10-credit S1 course on research skills for all PG students in the School of Divinity. This 10-credit S2 course is the devolved component for Biblical Studies students, in particular. It covers key critical issues in Hebrew Bible and New Testament, research tools and methods in Biblical Studies, and research proposal workshops for enrolled students.
Week 1: Taxonomy of methods, writing and presenting a proposal
Week 2: Print and electronic research tools
Week 3: Current issues in biblical studies 1
Week 4: Current issues in biblical studies 2
Weeks 5-8: Individual meetings with dissertation supervisors
Week 9: Dissertation proposal presentations
Week 10: Dissertation proposal presentations
Student Learning Experience Information:
Course contact hours comprise a series of disciplinary skils seminars with Biblical Studies staff in the first five weeks of semester, followed by one session for oral presentation of dissertation research proposals in the second half of semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||60% - Dissertation proposal (2000 words)
40% - Dissertation proposal presentation
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and explain key critical issues in current scholarship on the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
- Interact productively with a wide range of methodological approaches in Biblical Studies.
- Construct an original research proposal.
- Present a research project in oral format to a group of specialists.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||5 meetings of 2 hours each over the course of the semester.
|Keywords||Approaches to Research,biblical studies,Hebrew Bible,Old Testament,New Testament
|Course organiser||Dr Philippa Townsend
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227