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History Of Christianity In Scotland, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #67 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The University of Glasgow has been teaching religious history since its foundation in 1451 and is rare in holding an academic post designated specifically for the teaching and research of Scottish religious history. 
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Why Glasgow?

Glasgow hosts the Scottish Religious Cultures Network, which is a pioneering endeavour to consolidate expertise in Scottish religious history across academic staff in archaeology, art history, history, Scottish literature and theology.

The city hosts a number of important sites, including the 12th century Glasgow Cathedral, Govan Old Parish Church with its early medieval carved stones, and the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.

The History Of Christianity In Scotland programme is offered by the University of Glasgow.  


Assessment is by a 3,500 word essay.

Field trip 

The course includes a visit to the Isle of Iona, often described as ‘The Cradle of Christianity.’

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description

      23 July - 9 August

  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This course covers:

  • the history of Christianity in Scotland
  • the role of Medieval Catholicism in shaping and consolidating the medieval state
  • the transformation of society through the Scottish Reformation
  • the diversification of Protestant traditions
  • the role of Scottish Christianity in British imperialism
  • the development of deeply rooted sectarianism
  • the rapid secularization of Scotland.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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