Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts

This course provides a solid intellectual formation in Theology plus two other Arts subjects. Studying theology gives you the skills to ask the biggest questions of existence.

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Introduction

This course provides a solid intellectual formation in Theology plus two other Arts subjects. Studying theology gives you the skills to ask the biggest questions of existence.

Description

The Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh) is a three-year, level 8, full-time, honours degree course comprising Theology and Arts subjects. The Theology Courses are taught in the Faculty of Theology of St Patrick's Pontifical University, while the Arts subjects are taught in Maynooth University (MU).

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Career Outcomes

  • Teaching,
  • Business,
  • Communications,
  • Journalism,
  • Finance,
  • The Civil Service,
  • Administration,
  • R.E. Project Co-ordinator,
  • School Chaplaincy,
  • Third Level Chaplaincy,
  • Marketing,
  • Pastoral Work,
  • Publishing,
  • Public Relations,
  • Social Services,
  • Public / Private Sectors,
  • Community Development,
  • Research Administrator,
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy,
  • Parish Administration,

Course Structure

The Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh) is a three-year, level 8, full-time, honours degree course comprising Theology and Arts subjects. The Theology courses are taught in the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University, while the Arts subjects are taught in the Maynooth University. In the first year students are required to take three subjects: Theology, which amounts to about half the year's programme, and two Arts subjects. In second year, students are required to take the following courses in Theology and one of their first year Arts subjects. The Arts courses are described in the syllabus of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Arts Courses

Arts Courses

In First Year, two Arts subjects must be taken from the following, with not more than one subject being taken from the same group:

Group 1

Geography, German, Law*, Mathematics (Pure), Philosophy

Group 2


Business (Management), Business (Marketing), Business (International), Criminology, Greek, History, Statistics (only in third year)

Group 3


English, International Development, Mathematical Studies (O3/H6 Maths required).

Group 4


Anthropology, Economics, Finance, Music Technology, Nua-Ghaeilge, (H5 Irish required).

Group 5


Computer Science (O3/H6 Maths required), Music (H5 required), Sociology, Spanish.

*Students taking Law as an Arts subject must achieve a minimum of 40% in the Law examinations in first year to progress into second year.

Since subjects in a given group coincide in the timetable, a student can take at most one subject from each group.

Circumstances may demand that a limit be placed on the number of students taking a particular subject. For the courses in these subjects see the Syllabus of the Maynooth University

Students must choose 1 module from the each of the following options

Option A

Arts Course

Students are required to take 30 credits from one of their first year Arts subjects. The BATh is only available at Honours Level. For details of Arts subjects see the syllabus of Maynooth University

Biblical and Theological Languages

A student may also take one of the following Biblical and Theological Language courses as an Elective and Special Course, with the permission of the Registrar in consultation with the Department of Sacred Scripture.

Arts Course

Students are required to take 30 credits from one of their first year Arts subjects. The BATh is only available at Honours Level. For details of Arts subjects see the syllabus of Maynooth University.

Application Requirements

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January of the year of proposed entry must meet the matriculation requirements.

Full details of entry requirements may be found on our website: http://sppu.ie/appl...

A points system will operate when the number of applicants exceeds the places available.

Application Procedure: (Code - MU001)

International applications are made through PAC; Click here

OR

Application for Irish applicants are made through the Central Applications Office, CAO course code: MU001. (CAO, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway. Tel: (091) 509 800 Fax: (091) 562-344. ).

Applications may be made on-line: www.cao.ie. Applications should be received by the CAO on or before 1st February. Late applications will be accepted up to and including 1st May on payment of an additional fee to the CAO. This degree qualifies for Higher Education grants and for Fee Remission Programmes. Under certain circumstances a student may defer entry for one year.

Mature applicants: Applicants 23 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of intended entry who do not fulfil the normal matriculation requirements may apply for matriculation on the basis of mature years. Before 1st February, mature applicants must:

  1. Submit their applications to the CAO.
  2. Late applications will be considered up to the late CAO closing date of 1st May. Please contact the Admissions Office if you wish to either make a late application or if you wish to enter our courses on your CAO application using the Change of Mind facility.

Maynooth provides a mentoring service designed as a support for first year students as they make their transition to university life. The mentoring service is coordinated by the Registrar of the Pontifical University. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of this service, although it is not obligatory.

Further information may be obtained from the Theology Office.

If you live outside Ireland, check out our dedicated area for international students.

Let’s talk

For Undergraduate queries: email admissions@spcm.ie.

For Postgraduate queries: email pgadmissions@spcm.ie.

For Professional & Continuing Education queries, email: cmmadmissions@spcm.ie.