What Sort of Course Suits You?

What Sort of Course Suits You?

Our courses are aimed at those who wish to study their Christian faith at an academic level with the intention of deepening their understanding of the central themes in Christian theology as it is done in the 800-year old Dominican tradition. We offer a selection of undergraduate courses that are comprised of variations of the same seventeen modules. Successful completion of all seventeen modules entitles you to the BA (Hons) in Theology award. Read more about higher education here...

Course Delivery

Delivery is through 'blended' learning, with a mixture of onsite and online study. Attendance at semester launch days is required. In addition, each module has two study days and two tutorial days, which students must attend either in person at St Mary's Dominican Priory, Tallaght, Dublin 24, or later online. Ongoing support is available from a coordinator and in-depth help from specialist academic tutors.

Course Duration

Each module is studied during a fifteen week semester. Students choose to take one or two modules per semester.

The BA (Honours) in Theology is achievable in four years if you study two modules per semester. You may, if it suits you, work at a different pace, e.g. one module per semester.

Assessment Method

For each module, you submit an essay and, at the end of the semester, sit a written examination. For some modules a journal of exercises is also required.


Our courses are validated and our degrees awarded by Technological University Dublin, which has delegated authority from Quality and Qualifications Ireland to confer these awards.


We are delighted to announce a second two year postgraduate course this autumn, Master of Arts in Aquinas Studies, find out more here. Our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is currently half way through its two year cycle find out more here.

Further Education

You may prefer to follow our courses simply for your own interest, without doing the examinations that lead to academic credit. In this case, you attend the launch day and are welcome at other onsite lecture days as you work through your course texts. Throughout the fifteen-week semester, you keep a journal of reflective exercises which you submit at the end of the semester. Read more here...

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