Aquinas Studies

Priory Institute


Course Name Aquinas Studies
Course Provider Priory Institute
Alternative Provider(s) TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
Course Code 106306 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major TU Dublin Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online
Location (Districts) Tallaght
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Course Begins September 2020
Application Date Application Deadline September 2020
Duration Two years (part time).

Delivery is through blended learning (a combination of onsite and online learning). Attendance at two onsite weekends in each of semesters 1, 2 and 3 is required.
Course Fee Fees are payable at the beginning of the first semester for the forthcoming year and at the beginning of the third semester for the second year. An instalment payment plan is available.

Application Fee €40
Year One €3,170
Year Two €1,785
The Total Fee is €4,995
Entry Requirements Admission Requirements
The degree is suitable for students with a Level 8 (honours) degree in which theology or religious studies is a major component. Candidates must have obtained at least a second class honours degree. An interview is also part of the selection process. Not all candidates with the minimum requirements will be automatically accepted.
Comment Validation
The MA in Aquinas Studies is validated by Technological University Dublin and is aligned with the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Course Content

Expand+Aims and Objectives
The Master of Arts (Aquinas Studies) provides students with the opportunity to:

• Study the philosophical and theological thought of St Thomas Aquinas at postgraduate level by engaging with primary sources as well as histori...

Subjects Taught Modules
These are the modules available in each semester.

Autumn - Year 1
Research Methods For Aquinas Studies
Introduction to Latin for Reading St Thomas Aquinas
Introduction to Thomas Aquinas: Life, Thought and Historical Context

Spring - Year 1
Thinking and Talking about God
Happiness and the Virtuous Life

Autumn - Year 2
Aquinas Studies Elective Module

Spring - Year 2
MA (Aquinas Studies) Dissertation
Assessment Method Assessment Method
There is a taught component consisting of eight modules (60 credits in total) delivered over three semesters of 15 weeks. A dissertation of 15,000 words (30 credits) is completed in the fourth semester.
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