Masters in Theology: General Theology

The Taught Masters (90 ECTS) programmes provide students with an expertise in religion, theology, church and society.

Postgraduate - Full Time
1 year Years
Application Deadline:
15th June 2018
Late applications considered on a case by case basis
Course Start Date:
September 2018
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Introduction

The Taught Masters (90 ECTS) programmes provide students with an expertise in religion, theology, church and society.

Description

This one-year Taught Masters programme is designed for those who wish to spend one year in deepening their theological expertise and skill in a number of areas. With the guidance of a mentor, candidates choose from the palette of modules on offer across various theological disciplines in any particular year.

Fees

See the fees page for more details

Career Outcomes

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

Course Structure

Application Requirements

There are two methods of obtaining this degree.

  • Mode A: candidates complete five Seminar Courses and write a minor thesis (25,000-30,000 words). 
  • Mode B: candidates submit a major thesis (40,000 words) and fulfil the requirements of the Research in Theology: Historical and Methodological Approaches Seminar.


Theological Languages – Mode A and Mode B:

A competence in theological language(s) is a qualifying requirement

  • All candidates entering the Faculty of Theology at postgraduate level shall be required to sit a qualifying examination in at least two of the following: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. A syllabus for this examination is provided on the Faculty website.
  • Candidates who do not pass the above qualifying examination, are required to attend and pass qualifying courses in at least two of the following: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin.  In certain circumstances an advanced course in one language may be accepted in lieu of a second.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed a one-year full-time University course in Hebrew, Latin or Greek are exempt, as are candidates who have successfully completed theological language courses in the Pontifical University.
  • The language(s) requirement is merely qualifying and does not form part of the final assessment.

This Degree qualifies for Higher Education grants.



Admission Requirements: Mode A

The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade I overall, and Second Class Honours, Grade I in Theology. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Where an applicant’s qualifications are insufficient for admission to the MTh a Qualifying Programme and Examination may be provided.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.

Admission Requirements : Mode B

To qualify for admission to a Master’s Degree in Theology by dissertation only, candidates shall have Second Class Honours, Grade I in the theological component of their degrees. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Masters Mode B is recommended only for students who have a clear research focus and a proven ability to work on their own.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.