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Regulations for a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

 Educational Aims Of Programme

On completion of studies each student on the postgraduate Diploma programme is expected to have

1. either developed a specialised understanding of a theological area chosen under the guidance of a supervisor, or developed a wider spectrum of theological study; and
2. demonstrated evidence of wide and independent reading;

 Criteria For Admission (Subject Specific Requirements) To Programme

Applicants for admission must hold either (a) a 2:1 honours degree or above from a recognised institution where Theology and Divinity are the main subject area, or (b) a 2:1 honours degree in a subject other than Theology/Divinity, and the QUB Graduate Diploma in Theology with a pass mark of 60% or above in at least five of the six modules.   For overseas students, applicants will also require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Additional Relevant Information

Students are enrolled as members of Queen's University Belfast, but all teaching of Theology pathways is carried out through the constituent Theological Colleges.


Programme Structure, Levels, Modules and Credits

Candidates area of study must be agreed in consultation with an approved supervisor and will be subject to formal endorsement by the Theology Postgraduate Research Committee.  Details of the programme structure are available from the Institute of Theology Office, or from College Offices.


Awards, Credits and Progression of Learning Outcomes

Asessment will normally be by 100% coursework, although some modules may involve seminar presentation, or examination. 

The pass mark for each module on the programme shall be 50%.