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 Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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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.


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


Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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