Master in Theology

3 years part-time residential / 4 years part-time blended learning


The MTh 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 MTh aims to maintain a rigorous academic core whilst also broadening the scope of content and assessment to include professional application.   This course is offered either in: Mode A (residential learning) which runs for three years, or Mode B (non-residential blended learning) which runs for four years.
Course Content:   
•      Christian Thinking About God
•      Jesus the Christ
•      Pentateuch and Psalms
•      Critical and Interpretative Issues in the Study of the Gospels
•      Sages and Prophets in the Context of Israelite History
•      New Testament Letters and Writings
•      Anglican Dogmatic Theology
•      Hermeneutics
•      Cosmology, Anthropology and the Church
•      Theology and Ethics
•      Mission, Culture and Social Context
•      Pastoral Studies
•      Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality
•      Anglican Studies in an Irish Context
•      Church Leadership Practice and Practicalities
  Optional Modules: Students take one of three optional 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
 •   Integrated Learning
A dissertation is a component of the final year and assessed both by written submission and oral examination.

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The MTh is an innovative postgraduate degree that prepares students for ministry.

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Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Dr Katie Heffelfinger

Closing Date

15th June 2023

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Course Fees

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"Studying on the MTh course has provided opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually as part of a community of learning. The course makes space for grappling with ancient truths in light of contemporary thinking, to hold theory and praxis in conversation, and to grow in the habit of critical thinking and theological reflection. The broad range of modules, the excellence of the teaching staff, and the space made for class discussions combine to prepare each of us for a life and ministry of loving the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength."

The Revd Anna Williams


"The MTh course is both stimulating and challenging. Throughout, theological exploration is encouraged, and emphasis is placed on the outworking of faith in the lives of all who participate. In both TCD and the Theological Institute (CITI), critical engagement is welcomed during seminars, and this small-group teaching complements a culture that encourages the exploration of topics beyond formal contact hours – as, indeed, does the variety of age and experience, of academic background and theological perspective, within the relatively small student body."

The Revd Dr Leonard Madden


"The emphasis on collegiality in CITI, in particular, offers an environment in which variety of opinion and style of liturgical worship are both recognized and welcomed as enriching the life of the Church. The course is experienced within a faith community that is nourished and sustained by the rhythms of daily worship. It is also experienced, more widely, within a community that includes not only MTh students and academic staff, but also non-teaching staff, guests, and non-MTh students who share in the life of the Institute. These have been among the most enjoyable and rewarding years that I have spent in a university setting, not least because the many friendships with which my time there has been blessed."

The Revd Dr Leonard Madden