Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology (Gozo)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology (Gozo)

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Course title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology (Gozo)
Postnominal B.A. (Hons) Theology(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 5 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 180
Delivered by Faculty of Theology
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The course programme introduces you to a comprehensive study of the biblical sources of Christianity as well as its history, and its doctrinal, ethical and pastoral aspects, including its relations to economics, politics, culture and biotechnology. As a prospective student, it is recommended that you would have a good grounding for the teaching of religion at secondary school level or to exercise certain forms of pastoral ministry and community work. This course is ideal if you wish to prepare for further specialised training in Theology, or would like to relate faith to their own work, professional or social responsibilities. By the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and understanding of the subject by carrying out a research-based dissertation. The Department of Theology encourages you to participate in an Erasmus+ mobility programme, for a more diverse and multicultural academic journey.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

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.

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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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,500
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Understand the relationship between philosophical and theological reflection, spiritual growth, and witnessing to faith.
• Explain, having examined in detail, Christian beliefs about the Trinitarian God, the Incarnation, and the History of Salvation.
• Communicate theologically-based responses on the Bible and the Teachings of the Church.
• Understand and accept the Sacred Scripture as God’s revelation throughout the history of the Jewish people in the Old Testament right up to the culmination of revelation in Jesus Christ.
• Critically analyse different views concerning religious experience.
• Explain in detail the major developments that occurred in the Church and in theology as the Church sought to keep the Christian tradition alive throughout the ages.

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If you would like to learn theology at an undergraduate level and to pursue a career in the area, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a holder of this degree, you will be eligible to register for second-cycle programmes leading to Master’s Degrees. As a graduate of Theology, you would be able to work as a chaplain, higher education lecturer or teacher. If you would like to pursue an academic profession at a University standard, then further studies at postgraduate level is encouraged.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 21 April 2022

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