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:
01st June 2018
Course Start Date:
01st 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.

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: students write a minor thesis and complete five Seminar Courses.
 Mode B: students submit a major thesis and fulfill 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
 A candidate who has not already attained an acceptable level of competence in theological languages is required to 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.
A candidate who has successfully completed a one-year full-time University course in Latin or Greek is exempt.
 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.

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.