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Higher Diploma in Theological Studies (Part-time Blended Learning)

This one-year, evening/weekend, Level 8, 65 ECTS credits programme gives a foundation in Theological Studies to students who hold a primary degree in another discipline.

Who is this programme for?

Those interested in:

  • An accredited introductory programme in Theology.
  • A gateway to a masters degree in Theology or Pastoral Ministry.
  • Teachers interested in a qualification that allows the teaching of Religious Education*.
  • Or simply those looking for a structured way to look at life's big questions.


This programme provides a blended (online and in person classes) learning experience, combining online modules with some on campus learning, giving participants the flexibility to fit in learning around their other life commitments.

* This Higher Diploma meets all the Teaching Council of Ireland's requirements for the teaching of Religious Studies at post-primary level. It entitles teachers holding Department-recognised degrees and teacher training qualifications to teach up to 15 hours' Religious Education per week in a secondary school.


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More information on the course and how to apply 

Course: 1 Year, Higher Diploma in Theological Studies (Blended Learning)
Application Deadline: 13th September 2021
Course Start Date: 24th September 2021
Information leaflet: DOWNLOAD HERE

Full details and how to apply can be found here

View Course Introduction from the Programme Director

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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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