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Postgraduate

Theological Studies (M.Th)

3 years part-time, 6 years part-time

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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.   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. 

 

Course Content:  Please note that the course is currently under review in advance of being restructured.

The Bible and its Interpretation Texts and Communities in Context – Old

        Testament/Hebrew Bible

  •   Texts and Communities in Context – New Testament
  •   Communities of Interpretation – To the Enlightenment Period
  •   Communities of Interpretation – In the Modern Period and in the Church Today
  •   Theological Reflection and Christian Identity
  •   Christian Thinking About God
  •   Jesus the Christ
  •   Cosmology, Anthropology and the Church
  •   Theology and Ethics
  •   Christian Practice in Church and Society 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

Co-requisite Modules: these modules are part of the ministry portfolio and are assessed by means of both written submission and an oral examination.

  Homiletics

  •   Spirituality
  •   Ministerial Formation

Course Options

3 years part-time, 6 years part-time

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Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

30th May 2017

All candidates will be required to successfully complete the Foundation Course. In addition candidates will have either:

  • An Honors Degree in Theology or another discipline
  • an appropriate qualification and at least 3 year’s ministerial experience or equivalent professional experience
  • otherwise satisfy the Course Admissions Committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course. In exceptional circumstances candidates may be required to submit a further piece of written work for assessment by the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology.
  •  Candidates will apply in the first instance to the CITI and applications will be considered by a joint Course Admissions Committee.

Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

30th May 2017