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Evening / Short-courses CANCELLED for Michaelmas Term 2020 (Sem 1)

Unfortunately, Extra-mural/auditing classes, which would normally be offered by the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, will not be able to go ahead for Michaelmas Term (Semester 1) the year. This is because of the Trinity College COVID-19 restrictions where ‘members of the public should not be brought onto campus’. We will be reviewing the situation in relation to Hilary Term (Semester 2) modules at a later point.

Our Short Courses Programme is an integral part of the Loyola Institute’s outreach activity. These courses are designed to provide an enriching opportunity to explore important themes and today’s critical issues. They offer an opportunity to experience our courses by joining our students in classes, without having to undergo formal assessment.

These courses are suitable for all who have a curiosity about theology and the big issues of life, as well as those who may be considering undertaking further studies in theology. These are daytime courses and comprise two lectures a week for an eleven-week term starting 14th September 2020. The classes take place on the Trinity College Dublin campus, either in the Loyola Institute in the ISE/Loyola Building or in lecture theatres nearby.

These are non-assessed courses and do not have any course work or examinations. To view / download the courses that are on offer / Timetable for the Academic Year 2020-2021 via the Current Student Page on the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies website. Details of how to register can be found on the Trinity College Evening/Short-course brochure.

Brendan Ward from Auckland, New Zealand on his experience of attending short courses

Brendan Ward

I audited (i.e. no assignments or exams) a selection of courses at the Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin. The quality of the teaching was great. I found the courses engaging, positively challenging, refreshing and easily accessible. There were also regular opportunities for shared discussions with fellow students around coffee tables within and beyond the Trinity campus. I would heartily recommend studying at the Loyola Institute, whether for short term courses or longer term study for post-graduate Diploma, Masters, or Doctoral qualifications.


Term Dates

Michaelmas term (Autumn): Monday 14th September, 2020.

Cost and Application form

The cost per module is €150.
(A concession rate of €100 is available to second and third level students, unemployed persons, and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.)

To register please completed application form and send along with a cheque or money order made payable to: Trinity College number 1 account, for the attention of Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, ISE/Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

Further Information

Contact the Undergraduate School Executive officer, who will be happy to answer any questions or queries you might have by e-mail: or by telephone (01) 8964790.