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 Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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Structure:

The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words).

The programme is taught over two academic years, with two modules and a seminar offered per semester.

This will involve attendance at College, in addition to teaching by blended and distance learning.

Assessment:

The MA in Theological Studies is awarded in accordance with the general norms of the University of Limerick.

A variety of assessment methods is used: essays, projects, presentations, course work and examinations.

The following is a list of course modules, these are subject to revision and will depend on the number of students registered.

Core Module:

- Principles of Christian Theology

OR Selected Foundational Topics in Christian Theology

- Theological Seminar I (6 cr.) [Pass/Failure]

Students may choose one module from the following list, subject to availability:

  • The Church and Churches
  • Medieval Theology
  • Morality in the Market Place
  • Church, State, Morality and Law
  • Selected Topics in Canon Law
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Biblical Spirituality
  • Liturgical Theology
  • Sacramental Initiation
  • Forms of Celebration
  • Theologians of the Twentieth Century
  • Introduction to Biblical Greek
  • Biblical Criticism
  • Intermediate Biblical Greek
  • Hebrew Narrative: the Primary History (Genesis-Kings) and later Biblical Prose
  • Prophetic Literature
  • New Testament Narrative (Four Gospels and Acts)
  • The Epistles of the New Testament
  • Ancient Wisdom Literature
  • Johannine Literature
  • Ancient Hebrew

The normal requirement for entry to the MA in Theological Studies programme is a First or Second Class Honours primary degree in Theology OR Theology and Religious Studies OR a cognate academic discipline.

Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial relevent experience may also be considered. Final selection may require attendance for interview.

The following is a list of course modules, these are subject to revision and will depend on the number of students registered.

Fees (EU and non-EU):

EU fee: €3,252 Part Time

Non-EU fee: €6,484 Part Time

Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year.

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the application form - click here
    • The application form must also include your university transcripts and contact details for two referees.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.
  2. Return the application form plus application fee* by email to: admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to:
    • Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland
    • Telephone: +353 61 204348
  3. Please print off the PayPal confirmation receipt or number and attach to your applicaiton as failure to do so will render your application invalid.

* Not all modules will run every year

 



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