Master’s in Theology (Contemporary Ethics)

This part-time taught Master's programme explores Contemporary Ethics.

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This part-time taught Master's programme explores Contemporary Ethics.


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In an increasingly globalised world, we are confronted with complex questions about identity, human rights, ecology, and media ethics. This Master's programme provides a comprehensive analysis of current ethical issues in a dynamic learning environment. Students will also explore contemporary trends in globalisation, issues in healthcare ethics, social justice and human rights concerns, as well as the ethics of media relations


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Duration: 2 years, part-time
Lectures: One day per week

Programme of Study
The successful completion of six taught modules delivered over two years and a 15,000 word thesis on an agreed topic.


  • Spirituality, Religion and Contemporary Healthcare Ethics
  • Re-imagining the Human
  • War: Ethical and Theological Perspectives
  • Foundations of Moral Theology

Note: progression to the PhD from this programme requires the successful completion of a doctoral qualifying year, the parameters of which are established by the Faculty of Theology.

Career Outcomes

Possible career routes include:

Lecturing (with additional qualifier courses it would serves as a bridge to doctoral studies in Moral Theology)

Second Level teaching (following the successful completion of the undergraduate degree in Theology followed by the Professional Master of Education (PME))


Pastoral work, Retreat work, Parish catechesis

Public/Private Sectors

School/ Hospital Chaplaincy (For professional qualifications in chaplaincy additional courses are also a requirement)

Career working with NGO’s and other organisations working in the fields of development and social justice

Application Requirements

Applications are now being accepted on (Code - MU512)

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PLEASE NOTE: Application forms must be completed in full, and all documentation must be provided BEFORE an application can be considered. Applicants will not be called for interview if an application is incomplete.

Application Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is an honours primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint honours component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade I overall, and Second Class Honours, Grade I in Theology. An interview will be part of the selection process. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirement.

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

Let’s talk

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