Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin

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. The Postgraduate Certificate is currently taught by Loyola staff in the School of Religion. The Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology is 1 year full-time.


Students for the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology (30 ECTS) study three modules. Students choose two core and one optional module. The course is taught over two semesters, September to April.

Students who decide to do further study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology (60 ECTS) and enter via the Postgraduate Certificate 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

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

Please note, the optional modules available may differ each year.

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

Lectures are normally on Monday and Thursday evenings. Students completing the Certificate will normally only need to attend College one night per week during semester.

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


Two Years Part Time

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    Postgraduate Certificate

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    Part time,Daytime

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