Master of Arts in Spirituality

Master of Arts in Spirituality

Master of Arts in Spirituality

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Course code PMASPTPET8
Postnominal M.A. Spirit.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Charlo Camilleri
Delivered by Faculty of Theology
In order to respond to the growing interest for a deeper understanding of spirituality, the Faculty of Theology is offering a course to help students acquire a holistic perception of life and of the human person, and to value the contribution of spirituality to the individual and human society. In the second year of study, students will be able to choose whether to pursue their interests in General Spirituality or Carmelite Spirituality.

This course intends to offer students a solid grounding in the theology and tradition of Christian spirituality. It also equips students with the skills needed to become animators of other persons and communities in their process of Christian development. Students will develop the ability to discern the signs of the time.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree in any area of study obtained with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II or

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with Third Class Honours, if they are also in possession of other qualifications obtained following the first cycle degree.

In exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of a Bachelor degree, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a first degree.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

The International Office at UM provides information about admission, English language requirements, and comparability of qualifications. Dedicated personnel assist international students with visas, health tests, accommodation and other related issues.

The programme provides opportunities for participants to:

• show reflective practice at Master’s level integrating interdisciplinary theory as a method of study and practice;
• analyse the historical, theoretical, critical and analytical research in the area of spiritual theology and companionship;
• achieve an understanding of professional contemporary art and design;
• have sufficient academic and applied grounding for further development of skills;
• facilitate innovative research work at Masters level;
• identify, explore, form an analytical awareness ample for an artistic experience;
• apply theory and articulate pastoral practice.
Any person who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree and wishes to:

• be involved in the spiritual formation of others;
• be committed in ministry and catechesis;
• continue their ongoing personal formation;
• deepen their spiritual life.
The range of career opportunities is wide and varied. Participants will be geared to engage as mentors and pastoral professionals in schools, parishes and ecclesial groups. Participants will also be encouraged and prepared to pursue their studies in other academic entities and to publish in acadmic journals of spirituality and theology as well as contributing to local international fora in Spiritual theology.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.

Last Updated: 10 March 2018

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.