GENERAL NORMS for Postgraduate Modules
Each postgraduate module below, unless otherwise stated, is rated as 10 ECTS.
A minimum of four participants is required for any module to be offered. Exceptions are to be referred to the Postgraduate Board.
If a particular taught programme cannot be offered, the related programme-specific modules are withdrawn.
Students on the Foundational Phase of the Doctoral programmes may not take PG464: Research in Theology; PG442: The Soul of Theology or Reading Courses (reading courses are yearlong, course code RC).
Qualifier Classes (PG901 and PG903) are required of all students.
NOTES and OBSERVATIONS:
(a) For PhD, STL, Masters (Research) only
(b) 12-hour module
(c) Blended learning: four online assignments between October and December, and four three-hour seminars on campus in January, 2024 (exact dates TBC).
(d) Required by MTh (Pastoral Theology/Healthcare Chaplaincy), with sufficient numbers
(e) Students on the Foundational Phase of the Doctoral programmes may not take PG464: Research in Theology; PG442: The Soul of Theology or Reading Courses (reading courses are yearlong, course code RC).
Click on the Red Module Titles for further information
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|PG 464||Conway||Research in Theology (a) (b) (e)||1|
|Re-Sourcing: Theology and Renewal in the Twentieth Century||1|
O'Connell & Macnamara
|Fundamental Theology • Systematic Theology • Faith & Culture|
|PG 721||Meszaros||The Theology of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger||1|
|RC 525||Furnal||Readings in Systematic Theology||Yearlong|
|Moral Theology · Canon Law • Pastoral Theology • Religious Education|
|PG 714||Corkery||Sensus Fidei and Synodality: Implications for Moral Method||1|
|PG 720||Mulligan||Just Love: Social Sin, Resistance, and Violence Against Women||2|
|RC 522||Sheridan||Religious Education and Catechesis in the Life and Ministry of the Church||Yearlong|
|RC 524||Winright||Readings in Moral Theolog (God, Humans and Other Animals)||Yearlong|
|Liturgy - Scripture - Ecclesiastical History|
|online + intensive week in January|
|PG 708||Tracey||Pastoral Practice of Liturgy||2|
|PG 724||Rogers||Synodality: Scriptural
and Spirituality Perspectives||TBC|
|Readings in Liturgy (The Development of the Lectionary since Vatican II)|
| ||Academic Life|
|PG 903||Corley||Research Seminar||Yearlong||Qualifier|
|PG 901||Various||Research Support||Yearlong||Qualifier|
THEOLOGICAL LANGUAGES REQUIREMENT
for DD, PhD, STL, MTh Research (Structured Research and Pure Research) only
• Candidates admitted into the DD, PhD, STL programmes in the Faculty of Theology shall be required to sit a qualifying examination in at least two of the following: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. Syllabi for these examinations are provided below.
• 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. Syllabi for these examinations are provided below.
• 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. A syllabus for this examination is provided below.
• Candidates who do not pass the above qualifying examinations are required to attend and pass qualifying courses in the relevant theological languages.
• Candidates can opt not to take the qualifying examinations and register to take the qualifying courses in the relevant theological languages.
• Candidates who have previously successfully completed the theological language courses in the Pontifical University are exempt.
The language(s) requirement is a qualifying requirement, and does not form part of the final assessment.
Modern Language Requirements
Candidates must have or must acquire a good reading knowledge of two continental European languages.
PhD and STL
Candidates must have or must acquire a good reading knowledge of one modern continental European language.
Note: Qualifying examinations are offered at various points during the academic year. Details are posted on the postgraduate information pages on the College website.
Postgraduate Courses Offered on a Cyclical Basis
In order to permit postgraduates plan their studies in a balanced way, it is to be noted that the following modules are offered on a cyclical basis:
PG708: Pastoral Practice of Liturgy and PG484: Liturgy: Ritual, Theological and Historical Approaches
PG495: Exploring Biblical Narratives and PG654: Luke as Storyteller
PG496: The David Story, PG467: Exploring Ways of Reading Genesis, and PG481: Liberation and Law: Approaches to the Book of Exodus
PG302 History of Christian Thought and PG709: Re-Sourcing: Theology and Renewal in the Twentieth Century