Christian Theology (P.Grad.Dip)

One Year Full Time


This Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation.
The Postgraduate Diploma is currently taught by Loyola staff in the School of Religion.
The Postgraduate Diploma is 1 year full-time or 2 years for those entering via the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology.
Direct entrant students for the Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology study six modules (60 ECTS). Students choose four core and two optional modules. The Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology is taught over two semesters, September to April. Students entering via the Post-graduate Certificate in Christian Theology (30 ECTS) will take two core modules and one module from those labelled as optional.
Core modules
- Readings in Classical Theological Texts
- Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word
- Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative
- First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible

Optional Modules
- Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1000 AD)
- Political Theology
- Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era
- Theology and the Art
- The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society
- *Nature, Grace and the Triune God
- *Authority, Tradition and Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology

*Module offered by M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies.

Please note, the optional modules available may differ from year to year.
Lectures normally take place on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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Postgraduate Study in the School of Religion at Trinity

This video contains an introduction to the Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the disciplines of Religion and Peace Studies offered in the School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2022

Course Coordinator

Prof. Michael Kirwan

Closing Date

31 July 2022

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Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is at graduate level. Applicants will normally hold a good honors degree (minimum 2.1) in theology from a recognized university. Applicants whose degree is in a different but relevant discipline, such as philosophy, history or religious education, will be considered on a case by case basis. Exceptional cases where applicants do not fully meet the above criteria but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise will be considered by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Course Fees

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Studying at Trinity, with its world renowned reputation for scholarship, intellectual rigour, and the opportunity to tap into the rich spiritual and theological traditions of the Ignatian family, has provided me with possibilities to grow intellectually as a reflective thinker, en-gaging with questions of faith in a critical, reasoned way. Shannon Campbell – M.Phil. Student 2020-21.