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
Application Deadline:
14th June 2019
Late applications considered on a case by case basis
Course Start Date:
September 2019
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The Taught Masters (90 ECTS) programmes provide students with an expertise in religion, theology, church and society.


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


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

The course runs over one academic year and consists of six taught modules delivered over two semesters, three modules per semester; and a minor dissertation of 15,000 words. Lectures are delivered from Monday to Thursday. A programme of study, from the seminar courses indicated below, is agreed with the Course Director. Candidates must further successfully complete the Postgraduate Induction Week on September 17–20, 2018.

PG 302 History of Christian Thought (core module)

and two** of the following:

PG 521 "Then who can be Saved"? Genre and Context in Soteriology
PG 465 Human Rights and Globalisation
PG 495 Exploring Biblical Narratives
PG 489 Literary and Theological Readings of the Book of Job
PG 484 Liturgy: Ritual, Theological and Historical Approaches

**The choice of modules may be restricted due to timetabling constraints

Candidates choose three** of the following:

PG 491 Readings in Contemporary Trinitarian Theologies
PG 522 Virtue, Spirituality and Discipleship
PG 486 Word and Lection: Scripture Heard and Proclaimed
PG 481 Liberation and Law: Approaches to the Book of Exodus
PG 487 Sacramental Theology: Liturgical and Systematic Aspects
PG 518 The Gospel Parables: Narrative and Theology

**The choice of modules may be restricted due to timetabling constraints.

Minor Dissertation (15,000 words) The dissertation is to be written under the direction of a member of the Faculty of Theology, and submitted by candidates by July 31, 2019 by 3.00pm.

Progression to the PhD from this programme requires the successful completion of a doctoral qualifying year, the parameters of which are established by the Faculty of Theology.

Application Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint honours 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 admission process.

The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements.


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