Master in Theological Studies (MA)

Mary Immaculate College

Program Description

Master in Theological Studies (MA)

Mary Immaculate College

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Department of Theology & Religious Studies is pleased to advise that the College is now accepting applications for the above programme.

The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words).

The programme will run over two years, two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, with two modules in each of the four semesters.

The programme may also include a number of Saturdays

The taught modules will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment, essays and end-of-semester examinations.

The normal requirement for entry to the MA in Theological Studies programme is a First or Second Class Honours primary degree in Theology OR Theology and Religious Studies OR a cognate academic discipline. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial relevant experience may also be considered. Final selection may require attendance for interview.

Applicants without a First or Second Class Honours primary degree may, with the approval of the Course Co-ordinator, pursue a qualifying programme and be examined on completion of that programme. The examination may be taken once only.

The following is a list of course modules, these are subject to revision and will depend on the number of students registered.

Core Module

  • Principles of Christian Theology


  • Selected Foundational Topics in Christian Theology
  • Theological Seminar I (6 cr.) [Pass/Failure]

Students may choose one module from the following list, subject to availability:

  • The Church and Churches;
  • Medieval Theology;
  • Morality in the Market Place;
  • Church, State, Morality and Law;
  • Selected Topics in Canon Law;
  • Christian Spirituality;
  • Biblical Spirituality;
  • Liturgical Theology;
  • Sacramental Initiation;
  • Forms of Celebration;
  • Theologians of the Twentieth Century;
  • Introduction to Biblical Greek;
  • Biblical Criticism;
  • Intermediate Biblical Greek;
  • Hebrew Narrative: the Primary History (Genesis-Kings) and later Biblical Prose;
  • Prophetic Literature;
  • New Testament Narrative (Four Gospels and Acts);
  • The Epistles of the New Testament;
  • Ancient Wisdom Literature;
  • Johannine Literature;
  • Ancient Hebrew.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
2 years
Part time
3,170 AED
Ireland - Limerick
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Sept. 2018
Ireland - Limerick
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- EU students; € 6,320 non-EU students