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Top Colleges for Religious Studies in Ireland

University College Cork

ARWU Ranking 2020- 401

QS Ranking 2020- 310

THE Ranking 2020- 301

The University College Cork was established in the year 1845. It was one of the three Queen’s Colleges- at Galway, Belfast and Cork. The college has been ranked among the top 2 per cent of the educational institutions worldwide.

The degree that students get here is recognized by employers across the globe. The college has over 3000 international students from more than 104 different countries.

The college has been ranked Ireland’s and world’s safest campus. Also the international students in this college are found to be the happiest among all the colleges and universities in Ireland.

It offers the following courses in the field of Religious Studies –

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Religions and Global Diversity)-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 12,500 Euros per year

Higher Diploma in Religion (Study of Religions)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 13,000 Euros per year

Master of Arts (Beginnings of Irish Christianity)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 13,000 Euros per year

Trinity College Dublin

ARWU Ranking 2020- 151

QS Ranking 2020- 108

THE Ranking 2020- 164

Trinity College was founded in the year 1592 by Queen Elizabeth.  It is also known as The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country and is ranked number one college in Ireland.

The college is ranked 92nd in the world for Graduate Employability. It is committed to preparing students for the dynamic challenges of the 21st-century workplace. This college encourages entrepreneurial spirit and innovation by providing incubation programmes for student-led companies. It has been named as the leading university for producing venture-backed entrepreneurs in Europe.

It offers the following courses in the field of Religious Studies-

Bachelor of Arts (Religion)-

Duration- 4 years

MPhil (Christian Theology)-

Duration- 1 year

Postgraduate Diploma (Christian Theology)-

Duration- 1 year

MPhil (Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies)-

Duration- 1 year

Postgraduate Diploma (Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies)-

Duration- 1 year

Master in Letters-

Duration- 6 months to 1 year

Master in letters (Religions and Theology)-

Duration- 6 months to 1 year

PhD (Department of Religious and Theology)-

Duration- 4 years

University of Limerick

ARWU Ranking 2019- 601

QS Ranking 2020- 521

THE Ranking 2020- 501

The University of Limerick was founded in the year 1972. It has been ranked 35th globally for Research Impact by Times Higher Education. The university has grown over the years to become one of the country’s best universities.

The university has a diverse student population of 15,000 students, including 2,500 international students.

It offers the following courses in the field of Religious Studies-

Bachelor of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies)-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 11,913 Euros per year

Master in letters (Religions and Theology)-

Duration- 6 months to 1 year

PhD (Department of Religious and Theology)-

Duration- 4 years

Dublin City University

QS Ranking 2020- 429

THE Ranking 2020- 601

Dublin City University was founded in the year 1975. The university has a particular mission to transform lives and societies through research, innovation and education. It has over 50,000 graduate students. It is the first university in Ireland to have introduces work placements as a part of degree courses.

22%of the university’s students are international from over 110 different countries.

There are various students’ societies, unions and clubs to encourage creative learning and develop leadership qualities in the students. The university offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and executive educations.

Nearly 92 per cent of the University’s graduates are found to be employed within six months of graduation.

It offers the following courses in the field of Religious Studies-

Bachelor of Religious Education and English-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Bachelor of Religious Education and History-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Bachelor of Religious Education and Music-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Master of Arts (Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 15,000 Euros per year

Master of Arts (Theology)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 15,000 Euros per year

Maynooth University

QS Ranking 2020- 701

THE Ranking 2020- 301

Maynooth University was founded in the year 1795. It has a student population of 10,800, out of which 15% are international students. The last 20 years have seen the university grow rapidly in stature, scale and strength.

The university has four departments- Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, and Department of Adult and Community Education.

The university offers the following courses in the field of Religious Studies-

Master of Arts (Philosophy of Religion)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 14,000 Euros per year

Bachelor of Religious Education and English-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Bachelor of Religious Education and History-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Bachelor of Religious Education and Music-

Duration- 4 years

Fees- 14,900 Euros per year

Master of Arts (Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work)-

Duration- 1 year

Fees- 15,000 Euros per year

Master of Arts (Theology)-

Duration- 1 year

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