Master's Degree in Theology with specialisation in Liturgy
The programme of the Master's Degree in Theology (MTh) is conducted by the Faculty of Theology and offers candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Theology through more specialised study, personal work and research. A student may specialise in Liturgy.
= The minimum entry requirement for the MTh programme is a primary degree with Theology comprising at least an equal joint component.
= Candidates should normally have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade II overall and Second Class Honours, Grade II in Theology.
= The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants who, it deems, have achieved an equivalent standard. Where an applicant's qualifications are insufficient for admission to the MTh a Qualifying Programme and Examination may be provided.
Aims of the Liturgy Course
=Provides a comprehensive training in liturgy and a leadership role in pastoral work
=Prepares for parish and diocesan ministry
=Prepares for further studies in Liturgy (PhD)
Programme of Study
= In Year One the candidate takes four seminar courses, as well as auditing certain elements of the Liturgy course for the Higher Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy.
= In the first semester, the seminar courses are in Liturgical Theology and Dimensions of Christian Worship
= The second semester candidates will explore Dimensions of the Scriptures in the Liturgy, and Sacramental Theology.
= In Year Two the candidate takes one seminar course in the first semester and completes the minor dissertation, of 25,000 - 30,000 words.
= The minor dissertation will be on an approved topic and submitted within two years of completion of the courses.
= This study is pursued under the direction of a member of the Faculty of Theology. While engaged on this work the candidate is not required to be in full time attendance.
The main areas of study include:
Theology and practice of liturgy
Liturgy and Time
Prayer and Liturgy
Human Communication in Liturgy
Complementary courses include:
The Bible in Worship
Early Christian Worship
Church Art and Architecture
Liturgy and Culture
Liturgy and Pastoral Care
=Classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10.00 -12.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.