The degree of Bachelor in Divinity is a higher degree awarded on the basis of examination and thesis. Appropriately qualified candidates, accepted for the degree must complete an examination in eight papers and a thesis of 40,000 words within five years. Candidates study independently for the examination, but may obtain advice and a bibliography on each subject from the School of Religion.
Graduates have pursued careers as religious educators, counsellors, pastors and authors and often go on to further study or research.
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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.
March 2023/ September 2023
Prof. Gillian Wylie
31st July 2023
To be admitted on to the B.D. register, a candidate must:
1. hold a degree in Theology from the University of Dublin, or other university approved by the University Council; or 2. hold a degree in any subject from the University of Dublin or other university approved by the University Council and a Divinity Testimonium or a Professional Diploma in Theology from the University of Dublin; or 3. hold a degree in any subject from the University of Dublin or other university approved by the University Council and pass a qualifying examination. Details of the qualifying examination may be obtained from the School of Religion.
Depending on the prior degrees of a candidate, a Qualifying Examination may be required.
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