MTh Research - Course Option IV: Pastoral Liturgy (MU511)

The Research Master's is aimed at giving students the necessary skills and knowledge to permit them to acquire an initial mastery in their field of interest.

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Introduction

The Research Master's is aimed at giving students the necessary skills and knowledge to permit them to acquire an initial mastery in their field of interest.

Description

In Year One the candidate takes four seminar courses in Liturgical Theology – two in each semester, as agreed with the Director of Postgraduate Studies, in consultation with the Professor of Sacred Liturgy. In Year Two the candidate takes one further seminar course in Liturgical Theology during the first semester, and completes the minor dissertation, of 25,000—30,000 words. The minor dissertation will be on an approved topic and submitted by 3.00pm on the last Friday in June. A grace period of two weeks will apply. The dissertation is pursued under the direction of a member of the Faculty of Theology. While completing the dissertation, the candidate is not required to be in full-time attendance

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Career Outcomes

  • - There are many ways in which a degree in Theology can be used. Possible career routes include: - • Second Level teaching (following the successful completion of the undergraduate degree in Theology followed by the Professional Master of Education (PME))., - • Journalism., - • Pastoral work, Retreat work, Parish catechesis., - • Public/Private Sectors, - • School/ Hospital Chaplaincy (For professional qualifications in chaplaincy additional courses are also a requirement,

Course Structure

Application Requirements

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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.

Admission Requirements: Structured Research

The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint 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 procedure.

The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Where an applicant’s qualifications are insufficient for admission to the MTh a Qualifying Programme and Examination may be provided.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.


Admission Requirements : Pure Research

To qualify for admission to a Master’s Degree in Theology by dissertation only, candidates shall have Second Class Honours, Grade I in the theological component of their honours degree. The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Masters Mode B is recommended only for students who have a clear research focus and a proven ability to work on their own. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements. Students will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Students wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.



Theological Languages – Structured Research and Pure Research:
A competence in theological language(s) is a qualifying requirement

• Candidates admitted into the MTh Research (Biblical) programme in the Faculty of Theology shall be required to sit a qualifying examination in Greek and Hebrew, which usually take place during orientation.

• Candidates admitted into the MTh Research (Moral/Systematic/Liturgy) programmes in the Faculty of Theology shall be required to sit a qualifying examination in Latin, which usually takes place during orientation.

• Candidates who do not pass the above qualifying examination(s) are required to attend and pass qualifying course(s) in the relevant theological language(s).

• Candidates can opt not to take the qualifying examination(s) during orientation and register to take the qualifying course(s) in the relevant theological language(s).

• Candidates who have previously successfully completed the theological language courses in the Pontifical University are exempt.

Syllabi for these examinations here: Greek, Latin, Hebrew (Hebrew Vocabulary).


This Degree qualifies for Higher Education grants.



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