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Overview of Postgraduate Modules in the Academic Year 2022-2023

GENERAL NORMS for Postgraduate Modules

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If a particular taught programme cannot be offered, the related programme-specific modules are withdrawn.

Qualifier Classes are required of all students.


(a) For PhD, STL, Masters (Mode B) only

(b) 12-hour module

(c) Blended learning: four online assignments between October and December, and four three-hour seminars on campus from January 16-19, 2023.

(d) Blended learning

(e) Required by MTh (Pastoral Theology/Healthcare Chaplaincy), with sufficient numbers

Click on the Red Module Titles for further information

Module Code





Cross-Discipline Modules

PG 710

Marmion / Rogers
Re-imagining the Human1

PG 464


Research in Theology (a) (b)


PG 442

O'Connell & Macnamara

The Soul of Theology


Fundamental Theology • Systematic Theology • Faith & Culture
PG 719Conway Karl Rahner: The Theological Foundations of Synodality 1

PG 717


Theology of Grace in Six Controversies


RC 521


What Happened at Vatican II


Moral Theology · Canon Law • Pastoral Theology Religious Education

PG 715


War: Ethical and Theological Perspectives


PG 652ShortallSpirituality, Religion and Healthcare Ethics 2
RC 520 Mulligan Fratelli Tutti and the Ethical Challenges of Migration and Forced DisplacementYearlong

Liturgy - Scripture - Ecclesiastical History

PG 718


The Ancient Norm of the Holy Fathers - A History of the Liturgy in the Patristic Era


PG 495



Exploring Biblical Narratives (c)


PG 903


The David Story


PG 484


Liturgy: Ritual, Theological and Historical Approaches (d)


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

Overview of Postgraduate Modules 2022-2023

Postgraduate Academic Timetable Semester Two 2022-2023

Theological Languages Requirement and Modern Languages Requirement

Theological Languages Requirement

Theological Languages Requirement

DD, PhD, STL, MTh (Mode A and Mode B)

  • Candidates admitted into the above 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.
  • The examination will take place at the beginning of the academic year, generally during Orientation and Induction Week. The syllabus for each are as follows:
  • Candidates who do not pass the above qualifying examination are required to attend and pass qualifying courses in at least two of the following: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. In certain circumstances an advanced course in one theological language may be accepted in lieu of a second.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed a University course (20 Credits at Level 8) in Hebrew, Latin or Greek are exempt, as are candidates who have successfully completed theological language courses in the Pontifical University.

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.

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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