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Overview of Postgraduate Modules in the Academic Year 2023-2024

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If a particular taught programme cannot be offered, the related programme-specific modules are withdrawn.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


Module Code

Lecturer

Title

Semester

Note

Cross-Discipline Modules
PG 464ConwayResearch in Theology (a) (b) (e)1


PG 709

Furnal &
Shortall

Re-Sourcing: Theology and Renewal in the Twentieth Century1


PG 442

O'Connell & Macnamara

The Soul of Theology (e)

2







Fundamental Theology • Systematic Theology • Faith & Culture
PG 721MeszarosThe Theology of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger 1


PG 719

Conway

Karl Rahner: The Theological Foundations of Synodality (b)

2



PG 722

Marmion

The Life of the World to Come: Contemporary Perspectives in Eschatology

2



RC 525FurnalReadings in Systematic Theology Yearlong



Moral Theology · Canon Law • Pastoral Theology Religious Education


PG 714CorkerySensus Fidei and Synodality: Implications for Moral Method 1


PG 720Mulligan Just Love: Social Sin, Resistance, and Violence Against Women2


RC 522SheridanReligious Education and Catechesis in the Life and Ministry of the ChurchYearlong


RC 524WinrightReadings in Moral Theolog (God, Humans and Other Animals)Yearlong



Liturgy - Scripture - Ecclesiastical History

PG 477

Macnamara


Come and See: John and Method

1



PG 487

Tracey

Sacramental Theology: Liturgical and Systematic Aspects

1



PG 723

O'Connell
&
Macnamara

Unless Someone Explains...(Acts 8:30) - The Word as Language and Text (c)

1

online + intensive week in January


PG 467

Corley

Exploring Ways of Reading Genesis

2



PG 708TraceyPastoral Practice of Liturgy2


PG 724RogersSynodality: Scriptural and Spirituality Perspectives

TBC

RC523


O'Donoghue

Readings in Liturgy (The Development of the Lectionary since Vatican II)
Yearlong


Academic Life
PG 903 Corley Research SeminarYearlong Qualifier
PG 901 Various Research SupportYearlongQualifier


Overview of Postgraduate Modules 2023-2024

Postgraduate Academic Timetable Semester One 2023-2024

Theological Languages Requirement and Modern Languages Requirement

Theological Languages Requirement

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

DD (STD)
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.

General Notes

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

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