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Postgraduate Study

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. (Loyola Institute Postgraduate brochure)

What our students say:

M Stefanazzi

K Seaman

There are endless opportunities worldwide for postgraduate study these days. What makes the Loyola Institute at Trinity College Dublin stand out for me is the genuine interest and capacity the directors and professors have in challenging and supporting each student to flourish. The Loyola Institute provides a mature, ethical and deeply reflective learning environment in which to research the big and challenging questions pertinent to contemporary culture.

Dr. Mary Stefanazzi, Loyola Institute's first PhD Graduate (June 2017)

The staff and faculty members of the Loyola Institute have been extremely interested in my research aims, in providing mentorship, and in encouraging doctoral students like me to engage in deep and rigorous research and writing. They go beyond what is minimally required to make sure the PhD student is flourishing in research as well as contributing to conferences and journals. I could not have asked for a better department or university.

Kristopher Seaman, PhD student

Postgraduate Research

Among the subjects being worked upon by current postgraduate students are: the intersection between Psychotherapy and Theology focusing on the dialogue between Victor White and C.G. Jung; the theological anthropology of the iconography of the early Irish Church; how theologies of mission might be better conceived in worship/liturgy and a study of Mary’s body in relation to the Body of Christ.

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 acamemic supervisor.

M.Phil. in Christian Theology

The Loyola Institute also offers a taught MPhil in Christian Theology.


Scholarships available

Trinity College Dublin Graduate Studies Office

For more information about admission requirements, practical considerations, fees and how to apply, please visit the TCD Graduate Studies Office page.