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Offers candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Theology

Description
The programme for degree of Master in Theology (MTh) offers candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Theology through specialised study, personal work and research.

Entry requirements

There are two methods of obtaining this degree.

Mode A: students write a minor thesis and complete five Seminar Courses.

Mode B: students submit a major thesis and fulfill the requirements of the Research in Theology: Historical and Methodological Approaches Seminar. Theological Languages Mode A and Mode B: A competence in theological language(s) is a qualifying requirement

A candidate who has not already attained an acceptable level of competence in theological languages is required to pass qualifying courses in at least two of the following: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. In certain circumstances an advanced course in one language may be accepted in lieu of a second.

A candidate who has successfully completed a one-year full-time University course in Latin or Greek is exempt.

The language(s) requirement is merely qualifying and does not form part of the final assessment. This Degree qualifies for Higher Education grants.

Admission Requirements: Mode A

The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade II overall, and Second Class Honours, Grade II in Theology. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Where an applicant's qualifications are insufficient for admission to the MTh a Qualifying Programme and Examination may be provided.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.

Admission Requirements : Mode B

To qualify for admission to a Master's Degree in Theology by dissertation only, candidates shall have Second Class Honours, Grade I in the theological component of their degrees. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.

Duration

2 years full-time

Further enquiries

St. Patrick's College
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
W23 TW77

+353 (0)1 708 3600

Application date

Application Deadline: 1st June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2018

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