A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation.
Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology
World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue
Comparative Theology: Meaning and Practice
Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World
Nature, Grace and the Triune God
Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition
Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology
An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation
Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology
Engaging Religious Fundamentalism
Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia
The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam
On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective
The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures
Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter
Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology
Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology
Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations
Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue
Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace
Religions and International Relations
Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators.
Dissertation: A research dissertation (15,000 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August.