The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work at Dublin City University aims to develop graduates who:
Understand, and are able to apply knowledge from theological, and educational disciplines to the work of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work
Apply current thinking concerning pastoral work, faith formation, spiritual accompaniment, inter-religious dialogue and interculturalism in different pastoral contexts
Exhibit the personal, professional and spiritual skills and sensibilities necessary to work as a chaplain/pastoral worker and as a member of a pastoral team.
Manifest the ability to plan, execute and report on a research project of relevance to the work of a chaplain/pastoral worker
Engage sensitively in faith formation and faith development initiatives in an invitational and inclusive manner which is appropriate to the characteristic spirit of the pastoral setting and to the cultural and religious diversity present in the community
Develop Pastoral Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment skills that are appropriate to the work of the chaplain/pastoral worker in the particular context
Exhibit readiness to assume the role and responsibilities of a chaplain/pastoral worker
Demonstrate the ability to manage their own work as a chaplain/pastoral worker and to integrate this with the work of others in order to provide an effective pastoral presence
Work collaboratively with others in order to enhance the pastoral, religious, spiritual and moral dimensions of the designated community
Exhibit competence as a 'Reflective Practitioner' and openness to continuing professional development
Exhibit a depth awareness of contemporary culture
Will be able to respond creatively, appropriately and sensitively to the 'moments' in people's lives in which there is an openness to the invitation to full human development and religious, moral and spiritual awakening.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work are currently employed as chaplains in the post–primary school and university sector, in parishes, prisons and community facilities.
Spirituality and Ritual in Context
Contemporary Cultures and Ethics of Care
Pastoral Counselling and Skills
Professional & Spiritual Development
Professional & Spiritual Development
Theology of Ministry
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Religious Studies & Theology View 72 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Ireland
- An honours primary degree (any discipline) or equivalent
- 60 ECTS credits in Theology
- Applicants must have secured a suitable placement
- Applicants must submit an Academic/Professional Reference
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered (Irish / EU applicants only)
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.
- Applicants will be required to undertake an interview before any offer is issued for this programme.
International13700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13700 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU/EEA: 3,700 EUR per year
- Non-EU/EEA: 7,000 EUR per year
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