Master in Theology

Master in Theology

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Course title Master in Theology
Course code PMTHLFTT8
Postnominal M.Th.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Hector Scerri
Delivered by Faculty of Theology
This two-year Programme is offered on a full-time basis at postgraduate level while covering areas in biblical studies, systematic theology, moral theology, ecclesiastical history and patristics, liturgy and church legislation. Although mainly taught, the programme is structured in such a way as to enhance student participation and research through tutorials, class-presentations and a dissertation.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with Second Class Honours or better in Theology with a subsidiary area in Philosophy or

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with Category II or better in Theology.

The admission of applicants under paragraph (b) shall be made conditional on the result of an interview conducted by an interviewing board composed of at least three members, appointed by the Board for the purpose. Such applicants shall be required to follow a preparatory programme as indicated in bye-law 5 of the bye-laws for the course.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants admitted under paragraph (b) shall be required to successfully complete a preparatory programme comprising 30 ECTS credits obtained with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration in the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

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.

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

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800
The Programme enables students to grasp a unified vision of the main theological truths which God has revealed in Jesus Christ and the Christian community's faith experience and the latter's orthopractical dimension. By the completion of the programme, students would be capable of personal analysis, appraisal and critique on the principal theological fields and contemporary issues on the subject.

Upon the successful completion of the programme, students will demonstrate the following:
(a) the proper integration of the reciprocal harmony among the various areas of theological studies;
(b) the ability to order and coordinate the knowledge acquired, overcoming the risk of fragmentation;
(c) the promotion of dialogue and engagement of the Church with the rapidly changing local and international social context;
(d) the sustaining of a logical and rational discussion, as well as offering reasoned judgement on theological themes. This is evident, among others, in the successful completion of the dissertation project.
Course intended for students who have successfully completed the following programmes:
BA (Hons) Theology with a Subsidiary Area, especially Philosophy, or the equivalent of this degree from another institution;
BA (Hons) Theology, although after completing a one-year long preparatory programme.
The Programme is mainly intended for candidates who intend to engage themselves in pastoral ministry, both as ordained as well as lay ministers in the Church. It is also intended for other individuals who wish to deepen their faith experience, and use this as a springboard to engage themselves in the field of social and pastoral care in the Church and non-Governmental organizations.

The Programme enables students to proceed to the PhD programme in the Faculty of Theology.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 19 November 2020

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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.