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Theology with specialisation in Christianity Human Rights & Society

Master's Degree in Theology (specialisation in Christianity, Human Rights and Society). One Year Programme

1. Offers students an understanding of the dynamic and evolving relationship between Church and State within modern societies, and its implications for the content of civil legislation and for the role of Catholic politicians.

2. Explores contemporary trends in globalization and the operation of human rights discourse in this context.

3. Examines the ethics of war and conflict; explores the global impact of conflict on communities; considers approaches to post-war reconciliation and social healing.

4. Provides an insight into key ethical arguments regarding international development.

5. Investigates the intersection of faith, scripture and spirituality with its implications for personal, communal and social morality.

Programme Requirements:
The successful completion of six modules over two semesters and a 15,000 word thesis on an agreed topic.

Entry requirements

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. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard.

An interview will be part of the application process.

Duration

1 year.
Semester 1: Monday: 4pm – 6pm / Wednesday: 4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm

Further enquiries

For further information contact:
The Admissions Office,
Pontifical University,
St Patrick’s College,
Maynooth,
Co. Kildare.
Tel: (01) 7084772
Email: admissions@spcm.ie

Subjects taught

Modules on offer include:
• Ethics of War, Conflict, and Refugee Rights (22 hours)
• Church, State and Society (22 hours)
• Research Methodologies and Thesis Preparation (12 hours)
• Human Rights and Globalization (22 hours)
• Ethics of Development (22 hours)
• Themes in Theological Ethics (22 hours)

Programme Requirements: The successful completion of six modules over two semesters and a 15,000 word thesis on an agreed topic.

Application date

Closing date for submission of completed application forms: 1st June. Late applications will be considered.

Course fee

Fee for academic year 2015/2016: TBC (expected around €5,000)

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