Theology - Applied Theology

Irish Bible Institute

Theology - Applied Theology

MA Applied Theology
Engage and Reflect for Transformation
The MA Applied Theology and the MA Transformational Leadership are designed for people who want to reflect on the interface of the Bible and theology with the practice of mission, work and ministry in a 21st century context. A combination of excellent teaching, student interaction and personal research creates a unique learning experience.

If you are interested in reflecting on your current work and ministry context, if you want to engage with the points of view of others, if you would like to enhance your work/ministry skills, or if you are looking for something that will aid your personal transformation, the MA is for you.

Validated by York St John University

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Subjects available for Modular study

• Developing Biblical Interpretation
Monday June 13th to Friday 17th June 2022
The Bible is a vital document for the church, for theological reflection and for ministry within the church. The narratives, images, concepts and values of the Bible form and shape Christian practice and ministry (whether 'professional' or 'lay'). Relating the Bible relevantly and appropriately to contemporary individual and community contexts requires a range of exegetical skills and hermeneutical sensitivities.

• Church and Mission in Contemporary Ireland
Tuesday 4th January to Saturday 8th January 2022 on ZOOM
The contemporary mission of the church is a debated topic, particularly as the paradigm referred to as "Christendom" diminishes in Western Europe. This module offers students an opportunity to critically examine some of the current thinking about mission.

Entry requirements

There are 2 entry routes to this programme:

For entry to the programme you need to be involved in some aspect of professional/Christian ministry*.

Direct entry
For direct entry to the MA you need to have achieved one of the following qualifications:

• first honours degree (single or joint) at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred) or a
Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and/or Religious Studies or a closely related subject;

• Postgraduate Award or first class honours in another Humanities subject;

• first degree, and at least the equivalent of a Certificate of Higher Education in Theology and/or Religious Studies.

Entry as an associate student status
This access route is open to you if you meet one or both of the following requirements:

you have obtained a first degree in a subject other than Theology and/or Religious Studies at 2.2 honours or above;


you can demonstrate sufficient ministerial, professional or vocational experience to indicate that you have the ability to study at postgraduate level.You must have at least two years of significant and relevant professional/Christian ministry* experience (evidenced by referees).

If you enter via this route you will be required to demonstrate that you are able to work at M level by successfully completing a module as an associate student. After completing and passing the module you can enrol for the full MA programme and transfer the credits.

*Relevant professional/Christian ministry experience means significant involvement in the broad area of Christian ministry (either paid or lay) or some specific professional practice that demands aspects of theological input/reflection.

Recognition of other studies
If you have studied other modules at M level you can talk with the Programme Director about the possibility of credit transfer.
(York St John University regulations will apply to this process.)

International students
Non-EU citizens/residents.

Due to recent changes in the regulations, IBI is no longer in a position to accept applications from those who require a student visa to study in Ireland.


Non-native speakers of English must have an IELTS certificate or equivalent with a minimum score of 6.0. You will also be required to demonstrate the equivalence of any qualifications to UK/Irish standards.

Application dates

EU applications €50.00

When we have received both your fee and application form we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you have any queries at all about your application please don't hesitate to call Sarah on 01-8069060

Alternatively : If applying by post send the completed form and the non-refundable application fee of €50 to:

Sarah Crane
Academic Administrator,
Irish Bible Institute,
Ulysses House
22-24 Foley Street,
Dublin 1

Please note:
If you are applying for entry via the direct entry route please enclose copies (not originals) of your degree certificate(s).


2 years full-time 3 years part-time

Class Times
One teaching week per module normally in January and August

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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