Master’s Degree in Theology (specialisation in Contemporary Systematic Theology)

In this Masters programme, students will gain an indepth understanding of major themes in Systematic Theology in the light of Vatican II

Introduction

In this Masters programme, students will gain an indepth understanding of major themes in Systematic Theology in the light of Vatican II

Description

Students who graduate will hope to have acquired

  • an indepth understanding of major themes in Systematic Theology in the light of Vatican II, including: Faith and Revelation, Trinity, Creation, Christology Ecclesiology, Grace, and Sacramentology.
  • an awareness of the contribution of some significant Catholic theologians to the renewal of Catholic theology in the twentieth-century, e.g. Karl Rahner, Henri de Lubac, Joseph Ratzinger, Yves Congar, and others.
  • an ability to assess some of the more recent developments in systematic theology e.g. religious pluralism and contextual theologies.

Thesis [15,000 words] on an agreed topic in the area of Contemporary Systematic Theology

Fees

Fee for academic year 2018/2019: TBC (expected around €5,350 full-time p.a.)

Timetable

10 weeks per module.

Seminars held on Monday and Wednesday evenings:

Semester 1: Monday: 4pm – 6pm / Wednesday: 4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm

Career Outcomes

Possible career routes include:
• Lecturing (with additional qualifier courses it would serves as a bridge to doctoral studies in Systematic Theology)


• Second Level teaching (following the successful completion of the undergraduate degree in Theology followed by the Professional Master of Education (PME).


• Journalism.


• Pastoral work, Retreat work, Parish catechesis


• Public/Private Sectors


• School/ Hospital Chaplaincy (For professional qualifications in chaplaincy additional courses are also a requirement).

Application Requirements