Trinity College Dublin and the Church of Ireland Theological Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) revised agreement today for the continued joint delivery of the Master’s course in Theology.
The Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast and the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson signed the MOU and were joined by Dr Maurice Elliott, Master in Theology Course Director and Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, and Professor Paula Murphy, Registrar of Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Course Management Committee.
The Master in Theology course offers a distinctive learning experience which integrates the fields of theology, biblical studies and Christian practice and is the principal pathway leading to ordained ministry in the Church of Ireland. The joint delivery provides for the integration of academic components through Trinity’s School of Religion and professional vocational components and theoretical components led by the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI). The MOU provides the inter-institutional arrangements for the joint delivery and management of the course.
Trinity has a long history of delivering a professional course in Theology. The current Master’s Programme was established in 2009 and recently, following very positive external review, has been restructured with an enhanced suite of modules.
Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast and the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin (seated) with Prof Paula Murphy, Registrar and Chair of the Course Management Committee and Dr Maurice Elliott, Master in Theology Course Director and Director of CITI