Pontifical University St Patricks College Maynooth


Course Name Divinity
Course Provider Pontifical University St Patricks College Maynooth
Course Code 26256 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major Pontifical University Maynooth Level 10 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters DD
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Course Start Date: September 2019
Application Date Application Deadline: 14th June 2019

Late applications considered on a case by case basis
Duration Duration: A Doctoral Foundation Year, generally followed by 3 years full time research and writing.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+In order to register for courses leading to the Doctoral Degree in Divinity (DD), a student must hold at least a Licentiate in Divinity (STL) second honours, Grade I (magna cum laude) or what in the judgement of the Faculty is regarded as an equivale...

Course Content

Expand+The STD (DD) is a canonical doctorate in Theology. In contrast to the PhD in Theology, the DD demands that candidates develop the deep theological synthesis necessary for the teaching of theology in Catholic seminaries and centres of formation.


Subjects Taught

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•The doctoral dissertation, which forms the basis for granting the degree, must be a substantial and original piece of research in a theological area, offering a notable contribution to the advancement of the theological scien...

Careers or Further Progression Most students who complete the STD (DD) go on to teach in university faculties, seminaries, and theological schools. They also contribute to Church administration and pastoral work, using their extensive study, training, and expertise as resources for their community.
Further Enquiries St. Patrick’s College
Co. Kildare
W23 TW77
+353 (0)1 708 3600
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