Master of Arts in Spirituality

Master of Arts in Spirituality

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Course title Master of Arts in Spirituality
Course code PMASPTPET8
Postnominal M.A. Spirit.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Glen Attard
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 you 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, you will be able to choose whether to pursue your interests in General Spirituality or Carmelite Spirituality.

This course intends to offer you a solid grounding in the theology and tradition of Christian spirituality. It also equips you with the skills needed to become an animator of other persons and communities in their process of Christian development. You will develop the ability to discern the signs of the time.

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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 2022.

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.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
The programme provides opportunities for you to:

• show reflective practice at Master’s level integrating interdisciplinary theory as a method of study and practice, and analyse the historical, theoretical, critical and analytical research in the area of spiritual theology and companionship;
• achieve an understanding of the human dynamics at play in spiritual experience;
• have sufficient academic and applied grounding for further development of skills;
• facilitate innovative research work at Masters level;
• identify, explore, form an analytical awareness of spirituality as a human phenomenon; and
• be equipped to engage in constructive dialogue with other areas of human knowledge and apply theory and articulate pastoral practice.
The course is intended if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and wish to:

• be involved in the spiritual formation of others;
• be committed in ministry and catechesis;
• continue your ongoing personal formation;
• deepen your spiritual life.
The range of career opportunities is wide and varied. You will be geared to engage as a mentor and pastoral professional in schools, parishes and ecclesial groups. You will also be encouraged and prepared to pursue your studies in other academic entities and to publish in academic 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 2022/3.

Last Updated: 27 September 2022

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.

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