Master's in Theology (General Theology)

The Taught Master's (90 ECTS) programmes provide students with an expertise in religion, theology, church and society.

Home / Courses / Masters-in-theology-general-theology


The Taught Master's (90 ECTS) programmes provide students with an expertise in religion, theology, church and society.


Non-EU students should contact for guidance on their application.

This one-year Taught Master's programme is offered for candidates who wish to spend one year in deepening their theological expertise and skill in a number of areas, in which the Faculty of Theology has particular expertise. With the guidance of a mentor, candidates choose from the palette of modules on offer across various theological disciplines in any particular year.


See the fees page for more details

Career Outcomes

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

Course Structure

The course runs over one academic year and consists of six taught modules delivered over two semesters, three modules per semester; and a minor dissertation of 15,000 words. Lectures are delivered from Monday to Thursday. A programme of study, from the seminar courses indicated below, is agreed with the Course Director. Candidates must further successfully complete the Postgraduate Induction Week in September.


**The choice of modules may be restricted due to timetabling constraints.

Minor Dissertation (15,000 words)

The dissertation is to be written under the direction of a member of the Faculty of Theology, and submitted by candidates by 3.00pm on August 15th. A grace period of two weeks applies.

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.

Application Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 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 admission process.

The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements.

Applications are now being accepted on (Code - MU516)

If you have any queries please contact

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.

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

Let’s talk

For Undergraduate queries: email

For Postgraduate queries: email

For The Centre for Mission & Ministries queries, email: