Theology and Religious Studies BA

Theology and Religious Studies BA

Bachelor degree
60 months
Application deadlines: July 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €50
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: €824
Domestic tuition: €412

Program overview

This unique course is available on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9.30pm and on four Saturdays throughout the academic year. With close attention to particular religious traditions, ethical issues, and interreligious dialogue, students will engage with the sources, beliefs, and practices that have shaped the societies and cultures in which we live. Throughout the course you will take modules on systematic theology, church history, scripture, ethics, world religions, as well as optional ancient languages (Hebrew, Greek, Arabic). In your final year of study you will have the opportunity for individual guided research, working on a topic of your choice with a supervisor on an extended research paper. You will be expected to complete the programme in 4-5 years. Each module carries 7.5 ECTS credits. You may exit the programme with a Certificate (after successfully completing 8 modules), a Diploma (after successfully completing 16 modules), or the BA degree (after successfully completing 24 modules). The programme follows a five-year cycle, with students entering the programme in any of the years of the cycle. Normally a student will study between five and six modules per year.

Study options

This program can be done



  • PTE
Application to this programme is based upon maturity of years. In order to be eligible for this course applicants must be aged 23 or over on the 1st January in the year of application. As part of the application process, the relevant life/work experience of the applicants and previous studies undertaken will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the course. Applicants must include with their application a short personal statement indicating why they are applying for this programme.

Career opportunities

This course is a good match for you if you want to begin or continue studying theology for personal enrichment or with a view to being more active in the community. You may be looking to further a career in teachin, adult education, diocesan youth work, pastoral work, church ministry, chaplaincy. The degree also serves those wishing to pursue Postgraduate Study or research in Theology or a professional Teaching qualification.

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