This programme rigorously examines the subjects of theological and religious studies as broadly construed employing an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the fields of political theory, philosophy, economics, the hard and human sciences, ecology, post- and de-colonial thought, and critical discourses in race, gender, and sexuality studies.
About the Department of Theology at GCAS
The programme provides some of the leading theologians in the world who guide student-researchers through comprehensive courses, close research peer-support, and timely seminars that address the most vexing issues confronting humanity today from a theological perspective. Becoming a post-graduate (MA/Ph.D. researcher) in our GCAS academic community connects you to a North-South/West-East global network and invites graduates to become co-owners of GCAS College Dublin upon graduating. In this way, our thinking and research findings become a materialization of a dynamic collaborative college, co-owned and operated by intellectuals and change-makers. Thinking becomes a community.
Chair of the Theology Department:
Theology Department Faculty:
Creston Davis, Ph.D.
Shaun Henson, Ph.D.
Theology Department Affiliated Faculty:
Clayton Crockett, Ph.D.
William Desmond, Ph.D.
Jeffrey W. Robbins, Ph.D.
The MA Programme in Theology
The Masters Degree in Theology is one (1) year in length and requires the student to complete 60 credit hours by completing required seminars, peer-group work, and supervised guided research.
The MA thesis is required. The MA thesis length and structure may vary between 20,000 – 40,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) and not to exceed 50,000 words. Footnotes & citations normally should not exceed 20% of the thesis.
Degree: Master’s (MA)
Length: 1 Year
Tuition Costs: 5,000€
Requirements: BA Degree
The Ph.D. Programme in Theology
The Ph.D. programme is primarily a research and writing one. However, depending on the student’s previous work, required course-work may be assigned.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Length: 3 Year
Tuition Costs: 5,000€
Requirements: MA Degree
Theology Courses at GCAS:
Theology and Ethics after the Death of God
God and Digitality