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Theological Studies

This one-year part-time course covers a comprehensive range of theological subjects, and will appeal to people interested in furthering their theological understanding. The programme fulfils all the requirements set out by the Teaching Council of Ireland for teaching religious education at post-primary level.

The programme offers a foundation in Theological Studies to students who hold a primary degree in another discipline. For those who already hold a recognised teacher-training qualification, it fulfills all of the requirements set out by the Teaching Council of Ireland for teaching religious education at post-primary level. On successful completion of the programme, students who achieve a Second Class Honours Grade I, or better, may apply for admission to the Masters Degree in Theology.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirement:
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

1 year part-time

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

Further enquiries

St. Patrick's College
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
W23 TW77
+353 (0)1 708 3600
admissions@spcm.ie

Subjects taught

Course Content:
Core subjects (Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Scripture, and Foundations of Worship) will be taught on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Modules in World Religions, History of Christianity, and Religious Education will be taught on the 6 Saturdays throughout the year.

Year 1

Modules
TH 401 Introduction to Theology

Systematic Theology
ST 404 God Revealed in Jesus Christ
ST 403 The Church and Its Sacraments

Moral Theology
MR 401 - Bioethics
MR 403 Catholic Social Teaching

Sacred Scripture
SC 400 The Bible and Its Worlds
SC 401 The Old Testament
SC 403 The New Testament: Searching for the Fine Pearls

Liturgy
LI 400 Foundations of Worship
TS 109 Foundations of Religious Education

Special Topics
TS 111 Introduction to World Religions

TS 112 Church History
TS 114 Philosophy of Religion and Secular Belief Systems

Major Essay

Comment

ACCOMMODATION

Students will have the option of staying overnight in the college. Please check with the Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation Centre (details below) for availability. Students must produce student card.

Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation Centre:

Tel: (01) 708 6400 or please check web site: www.maynoothcampus.com

Please phone the Conference Centre directly to avail yourself of the above special rates.

Application date

Application Deadline: 16th August 2019

Late applications considered on a case by case basis

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 2019

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