Affiliate Faculty

Clayton Crockett, PhD

William Desmond, PhD

John Milbank, PhD

Jeffrey W. Robbins, PhD

Schedule an E-Meeting with the Department Chair, Prof. Dr. Christian Winn

 Department of Theology

This program 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 decolonial thought, and critical discourses in race, gender, and sexuality studies.

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/PhD 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.

The MA programme

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. For more details consult the GCAS Handbook.

The PhD Programme

The PhD programme is primarily a research and writing one. However, depending on the student’s previous work, required course-work may be assigned.


Rolling Admissions

Programme Starts:

September, 2019


Degree: Master’s (MA)

Length: 1 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: BA Degree

Prerequisites: Highly Selective


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Length: 3 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: MA Degree

Prerequisites: Highly Selective

Forthcoming, September 2019