Postgraduate Modules


Current Students

Theological Lanuages 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.

Overview of Postgraduate Modules in the Academic Year 2021-2022

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If a particular taught programme cannot be offered, the related programme-specific modules are withdrawn.


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

(b) 12-hour module

(c) It is recommended, but not obligatory, that candidates who do not have experience in the discipline of Lectio Divina participate in an introduction to Lectio, such as that provided in the second part of PT431.

(d) Blended Learning

(e) Blended Learning: four online assignments between October and December, and five three-hour seminars during the week of January 11–14, 2021. The modality of these seminars will be subject to public health regulations in force at that time.

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Module Code




Cross-Discipline Modules:

PG 709

Mezeros / Corkery

Re-sourcing Theology - Renewal in the 20th Century


PG 464


Research in Theology (a) (b)


PG 442

O'Connell & Macnamara

The Soul of Theology


PG 710Marmion / O'Gorman Re-imagining the Human 2
PG 660 TBCResearch Methodology Yearlong Qualifier

Fundamental Theology • Systematic Theology • Faith & Culture:
PG 712Conway Karl Rahner: Society, Faith, and Culture1

PG 716


Augustine and Christian Doctrine


RC 519


A Highway in the Desert: Early Monasticism - The Egyptian Experience


Moral Theology · Canon Law • Pastoral Theology:

PG 713


"Good Politics" - Pope Francis and Common Good


PG 714


Senus Fidei and Synodality. Implications for Moral method and Content


RC 516ShortallSearching for a Universal EthicsYearlong

Liturgy - Scripture - Ecclesiastical History

PG 481


Liberation and Law: Approaches to the Book of Exodus


PG 708


Pastoral Practice of Liturgy (d)


PG 487


Sacramental Theology: Liturgical and Systematic Aspects


PG 477


Come and See: John and Method


PG 486


Word and Lection


RC 518


Chaos and Freedom in Biblical Traditions


Semester One Timetable 2021-2022

Please note that last minute amendments may be required due to unforeseen circumstances.

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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