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Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #104 (QS) ,
Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies integrates a variety of theological and other disciplines in order to explore significant and complex relationships within and between religious communities and their traditions.

About

These fields of study attend closely to the connections and tensions experienced as the religions encounter alternative social, political and cultural resources of meaning and identity. This course focuses on the practical and theoretical possibilities posed by intercultural dialogue, and on the challenges of sustaining communities in which the praxis of peace and reconciliation with others is given concrete embodiment.

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below.  A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation.

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology
  • World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue
  • Comparative Theology:  Meaning and Practice
  • Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World
  • Nature, Grace and the Triune God
  • NGOs in Theory and Practice
  • Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition
  • Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology
  • An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation
  • Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology
  • Engaging Religious Fundamentalism
  • Translating God(s)
  • Christian Seeds in Indic Soil : Christianity in South Asia
  • The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam
  • On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures
  • Comparative/Interreligious Ethics
  • Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter
  • Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology
  • Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time

Eu/EEA: 5,610 Euro

Non-Eu/EEA: 9,370 Euro

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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