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Theological Studies

This one-year part-time programme offers a foundation in Theological Studies to students who hold a primary degree in another discipline. It fulfills all of the requirements set out by the Teaching Council of Ireland for teaching religious education at post-primary level. Students who achieve a Second Class Honours Grade I or better may apply for admission to the Masters in Theology.

Entry requirements

Primary honours degree or equivalent. While the degree/qualification will normally be in a discipline other than Theology, consideration will be given to all applications.

Duration

A one-year part-time programme which aims to give a foundation in Theological Studies to students who hold a primary degree in another discipline.

Timetable

Monday: 6:30pm – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30pm – 9:30 p.m.

In addition to Monday and Wednesday lectures students must attend class on 6 Saturdays during the year:

2 Saturdays in Semester One, and 4 Saturdays in Semester Two. 10:00am – 4:00pm

The core courses (Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Scripture, and

Foundations of Worship) will be taught on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Further enquiries

Admissions Office,
Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Telephone: 01-708 4772
Fax: 01-708 3441
E-mail: admissions@spcm.ie
Web site: www.maynoothcollege.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1

Introduction to Theology

Foundations of Religious Education

Church History

Philosophy of Religion and Secular Thought From the Philosophy suite of modules

Major Essay

Introduction to Spirituality

The Embodied Heart: Prayer and Praxis in the East and West

Systematic Theology

God Revealed in Jesus Christ

The Church and Its Sacraments

Moral Theology

Bioethics

Catholic Social Teaching

Sacred Scripture

The Bible and Its Worlds

The Old Testament

The New Testament: Searching for the Fine Pearls

Foundations of Worship

Special Topics

Introduction to World Religions

Certificate Module Decriptors

Discipleship, Ministry, & Pastoral Practice

Assessment method

Coursework and Examination

All core courses will be assessed by means of either coursework or end of semester examination. Shorter modules are assessed by means of essay.

Application date

Application Deadline: 1st June 2018

Application forms and further information

Admissions Office,
Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Telephone: 01-708 4772
Fax: 01-708 3441
E-mail: admissions@spcm.ie
Web site: www.maynoothcollege.ie

Selection procedure

First-come, first-served basis (provided entry requirements have been met and application is complete and correct).

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2018

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