Since its establishment in 2012, the Loyola Institute has attracted expressions of interest in postgraduate study from a great variety of people, in Ireland and internationally. This popularity is due both to Trinity’s historic reputation in the academic study of theology and to the strong research profiles of the current Loyola staff, each of whom has international standing in their specialisations.
Mary Stefanazzi is the first Loyola Institute student to be awarded a Ph.D. Here she is after graduation with Dr Bob Geldof, who received an honorary degree at the same ceremony.
Current and Recent Postgraduate Research
Our Ph.D. Students work on a variety of topics in systematic, practical and liturgical theology and biblical studies.Current and Recent Postgraduate Research
If you would like to apply for a research degree, please visit our staff pages to see the research interests and expertise of our staff. Develop your research proposal in dialogue with your proposed selected academic supervisor.
For more information see the Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology M.Litt./Ph.D. Course Handbook 2017-2018
M.Phil. in Christian Theology
The Loyola Institute also offers a taught M.Phil. in Christian Theology.
This M.Phil. in Christian Theology enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Violence and Grace. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation. Seminar-style learning is an important pedagogy in the programme. A written dissertation is a key part of the M.Phil. The dissertation process will enable students to engage in advanced study of a particular topic in the field of theology.
Eoin Walshe, M.Phil. student 2017-2018
Edith O Nuallain, M.Phil. student 2017-2018
Scholarships available for both the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and for postgraduate research degrees. See details of scholarship here.
Trinity College Dublin Graduate Studies Office