Trinity College Dublin


The course is thus framed around a clear interaction between both theory and practice and across a variety of areas of ministerial formation. The M.Th. aims to maintain a rigorous academic core whilst also broadening the scope of content and assessment to include professional application. This course is offered only in the part-time mode, with two options: Mode A which runs for three years and Mode B which runs for four years.

Subjects taught

Course Content:
• Christian Thinking About God
• Jesus the Christ
• Pentateuch and Psalms
• Critical and Interpretative Issues in the Study of the Gospels
• Sages and Prophets in the Context of Israelite History
• New Testament Letters and Writings
• Anglican Dogmatic Theology
• Hermeneutics
• Cosmology, Anthropology and the Church
• Theology and Ethics
• Mission, Culture and Social Context
• Pastoral Studies
• Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality
• Anglican Studies in an Irish Context
• Church Leadership Practice and Practicalities
Optional Modules: Students take one of three optional modules.
• Ministry for Reconciliation
• Church History
• Developing New Communities of Faith

Co-requisite Modules: these modules are part of the ministry portfolio and are assessed by means of both written submission and an oral examination.
• Homiletics
• Spirituality
• Ministerial Formation
• Integrated Learning

A dissertation is a component of the final year and assessed both by written submission and oral examination.

Application dates

Closing Date: 28th May 2023


DPTRE-THES-3P09: 3 years part-time residential
DPTRE-THES-4P09 : 4 years part-time blended learning

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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