University of Aberdeen Divinity

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University of Aberdeen Divinity

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.

The school of Divinity, History and Philosophy is a leading international provider of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, attractively situated at the heart of the Old Aberdeen campus. It is the only school which is now based in King’s College quadrangle, beside the ancient chapel and the King’s Conference Centre. It is also a two minute walk from the main University Library.

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 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, 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.

Entry Requirements

You will find all the information you require about entry requirements on our dedicated ‘Entry Requirements’ page. You can also find out about the different types of degrees, changing your subject, offers and advanced entry.


4H at AABB or 3AH at BBB
S at levels 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at grades A, B or C in English required.

3 A Levels at BBB
GCSE in English or English Language

4H at AAABB, B at B2 or above
O in English

32 points including 5, 5 ,5 at HL. SL in English.

Further detailed entry requirements for Divinity and Theology degrees.


Student Recruitment & Admissions Service
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Regent Walk
AB24 (0)1224 272090


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