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Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology

This Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation.

Course Structure

Students for the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology study three modules.  Students choose two core and one optional, elective module. The course is taught over two semesters, September to April.

The two core modules are:
Readings in Classical Theological Texts (Core)
Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word (Core)

Elective Modules*
Theology and the Arts
Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1000 AD)
The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society
Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era
Method & Theory in the Study of Theology
Nature, Grace and the Triune God

*Please note, the elective modules available may differ each year.

Lectures are normally on Monday and Thursday evenings.

An Entry to Postgraduate Diploma top up course structure

Having qualified for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology students have the option to directly continue their study at the postgraduate diploma level or return to study after an intermission. For the Postgraduate Diploma Students must complete a further two core modules (Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative; First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible), and choose an additional optional module from those available that academic year. 

Entry requirements are as for the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this course is at graduate level. Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) in theology from a recognized university.

Applicants who have a primary degree in other disciplines will be considered.

Exceptional cases, where applicants do not fully meet the above criteria, but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise, will be considered by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st, July 2020.

Course Times

The course is delivered full-time over one year, between September and April, or part-time over two years.

Lectures will normally be held on Monday and Thursday evenings. Some elective modules may be held during the day.

Course Director and Further Information

Dr Fáinche Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute is the course director of the MPhil and leads the team of academics who deliver the MPhil. Dr Ryan can be contacted by email at faryan@tcd.ie.

How To Apply

Apply here to do one year full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology .

Apply here to do two year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology .

Closing date for applications is July 31st, 2020.

 


Fees

EU Students

Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology (full-time) €3,091

Non-EU Students

Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology (full-time) €5,732

Scholarships

for details of scholarships see here

Pre-arrival Information for Dublin International MPhil Students

We recommend you read the following Trinity College Dublin links for all international students prior to arrival:

International Students handbook here

ISE 'Before you leave home' general information (updated by the school periodically).