Taught course

Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an honours degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the
following: Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as
Intercultural Theology; World Christianity and Interreligious
Dialogue; Comparative Theology: Meaning and Practice;
Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World; Nature, Grace
and the Triune God; Developing Doctrine: Identity and
Change in Christian Tradition; Interpreting Ecumenical
Ecclesiology; An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity
and Reconciliation; Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology;
Engaging Religious Fundamentalism; Christian Seeds in
Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia; The Church in the
Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam; On
Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural
Perspective; The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures;
Comparative/Interreligious Ethics; Cross-cultural Ministry and
Interreligious Encounter; Muslim God, Christian God: Islam
and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology; Hindu God,
Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative
Theology; Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations; Issues
in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue; Northern Ireland: Conflict,
Religion and the Politics of Peace; Religions and International
Relations and Comparative/Interreligious Ethics.
A module on Research and Methods is
compulsory; students select a further 5 modules
for assessment and write a dissertation.
Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term,
non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those
on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is
also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the
M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict
Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on
the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies.
Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module
in either of the two other programmes must first secure the
permission of the relevant course coordinators.
Dissertation: A research dissertation (15,000–20,000 words)
to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to
be submitted by 20 August.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof. Andrew Pierce
+353-1-896 4771