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Theology, M.Theol

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The M.Theol. offers a distinctive learning experience based on the integration of the fields of theology, biblical studies and Christian practice. Students will engage critically with the intellectual challenges of ministry through the study of key themes in biblical, theological and ministerial studies

Overview

The course is thus framed around a clear interaction between both theory and practice and across a variety of areas of ministerial formation. The M.Th. aims to maintain a rigorous academic core whilst also broadening the scope of content and assessment to include professional application. This course is offered only in the part-time mode, with two options: Mode A which runs for three years and Mode B which runs for 6 years (however students may change mode after 2 or 4 years subject to permission from course director). Candidates are assessed by a combination of course work, ministry portfolio and dissertation.

Programme Structure

Course Content:   
  •   Christian Thinking About God
  •   Jesus the Christ
  •   Pentateuch and Psalms
  •   Critical and Interpretative Issues in the Study of the Gospels
  •   Sages and Prophets in the Context of Israelite History
  •   New Testament Letters and Writings
  •   Anglican Dogmatic Theology
  •   Hermeneutics
  •   Cosmology, Anthropology and the Church
  •   Theology and Ethics
  •   Mission, Culture and Social Context
  •   Pastoral Studies
  •   Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality
  •   Anglican Studies in an Irish Context
  •   Church Leadership Practice and Practicalities

Elective Modules: Students take a total of one of three elective modules.

  •   Ministry for Reconciliation
  •   Church History
  •   Developing New Communities of Faith
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 36 months
      • Duration description

        3-4 years

    • Credits
      90 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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    • Minimum required score:

      88

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    • Minimum required score:

      570

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    • Minimum required score:

      63

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    General Requirements

    The M.Th. offers a distinctive learning experience based on the integration of the fields of theology, biblical studies and Christian practice. Students will engage critically with the intellectual challenges of ministry through the study of key themes in biblical, theological and ministerial studies. The course is thus framed around a clear interaction between both theory and practice and across a variety of areas of ministerial formation. The M.Th. aims to maintain a rigorous academic core whilst also broadening the scope of content and assessment to include professional application. 

    Work Experience

    At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    Living costs for Dublin

    • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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