Theology - Bible & Spirituality

St Patricks Pontifical University Maynooth

Theology - Bible & Spirituality

Programme suitable for:
Typically, graduate and mature students, who wish to top up their knowledge.

As Scripture, the Bible is a collection of writings that reflects the dynamic experiences of ancient Israel and of the early Christian Church, and which continues to nourish and make sense of people's lives. This Master's has a two-fold focus: it explores both spiritualities within the Bible and spirituality shaped by engagement with the Bible. The programme approaches biblical spirituality from the perspectives of liturgy, history and biblical studies, understands spirituality incarnationally as communal and personal expressions of lived faith, and includes a strong practical dimension.

Subjects taught

Course Content:
In addition to the following programme of study, candidates must complete Postgraduate induction, week beginning 11th September 2023.

Cycle A
Semester 1
• Come and See: John and Method
• Theology and Renewal in the 20th century

Semester 2
• Word and Lection: Scripture Heard and Proclaimed
• The David Story

Cycle B
Semester 1
• History of Christian Thought (core module, online)
• Exploring Biblical Narrative (Online + one week on campus)

Semester 2
• Word and Lection: Scripture Heard and Proclaimed
• Exploring Ways of Reading Genesis – Minor Dissertation

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements:
The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint honours component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade I overall, and Second Class Honours, Grade I in Theology. An interview will be part of the admission process. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements.

Application dates

Application Deadline:
24th June 2023 For EU & those living on the island of Ireland (Late applications may be considered). 20th May 2023 For non EU.


2 years part-time.

Method of teaching: In-person (Wednesdays).

Enrolment dates

Course Start Date: September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Outcomes
Possible career routes include:
• Second Level teaching (following the successful completion of the undergraduate degree in Theology followed by the Professional Master of Education (PME))

• Journalism

• Parish Pastoral work, Retreat work, Parish catechesis

• Public/Private Sectors

• School/ Hospital Chaplaincy (For professional qualifications in chaplaincy additional courses are also a requirement)

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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