Licentiate in Divinity (STL)
The course and degree are designed for students who have attained honours standard in their previous theological studies.
The programme comprises the following:
Students select 3 reading courses from the list of courses on offer. Students must take courses from at least two different Departments. In Year 2 students take two reading courses from the Department of their specialisation.
All reading courses are assessed by a three hour written exam.
Each student is required to take 6 Seminar Courses. Full time students usually take four courses in Year 1 and two courses in Year 2. The full list of Seminar Courses is to be found on the following pages. Please note that the courses Historical Theology and The Theologian as Exegete are obligatory.
All Seminar Courses are assessed by assignment(s) of c.7,000 words.
Each student shall prepare a scriptum or minor dissertation under the direction of a member of the Faculty, on a topic approved by the Faculty. The scriptum shall be between 25,000 and 30,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of bibliography and appendices.
The scriptum will be assessed in a 30-minute viva. The examiners shall be the Director of the scriptum, an internal and an external reader appointed by the Faculty.