Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin

Christian Theology

This Postgraduate Diploma 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.

The Postgraduate Diploma is currently taught by Loyola staff in the School of Religion.

The Postgraduate Diploma is 1 year full-time or 2 years for those entering via the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology.
Direct entrant students for the Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology study six modules (60 ECTS). Students choose four core and two optional modules. The Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology is taught over two semesters, September to April. Students entering via the Post-graduate Certificate in Christian Theology (30 ECTS) will take two core modules and one module from those labelled as optional.

Subjects taught

Core modules
- Readings in Classical Theological Texts
- Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word
- Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative
- First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible

Optional Modules
- Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1000 AD)
- Political Theology
- Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era
- Theology and the Art
- The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society
- *Nature, Grace and the Triune God
- *Authority, Tradition and Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology

*Module offered by M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies.

Please note, the optional modules available may differ from year to year.

Lectures normally take place on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is at graduate level. Applicants will normally hold a good honors degree (minimum 2.1) in theology from a recognized university. Applicants whose degree is in a different but relevant discipline, such as philosophy, history or religious education, will be considered on a case by case basis. 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.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023




One Year Full Time


GradDip Information Systems (W329) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6350
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Information Systems (W330) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4150
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake:2020/2021 September

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    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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