Diploma in Religious Studies

Diploma in Religious Studies

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Course title Diploma in Religious Studies
Course code UDRSPTE
Postnominal Dip. Rel. St.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Stefan Attard
Delivered by Faculty of Theology
To enable students to situate themselves within the Christian tradition in relation to the other monotheistic religions.
To introduce students to philosophical talk about the human person, the morality of human actions and one’s relationship with God.

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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 2021.

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 1,800
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
Knowledge Understanding
Understands the basic principles that guide the Church in its actions as a community and as a body of individual disciples
Possesses a measure of understanding of 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
Understands the relationship between philosophical and theological reflection, spiritual growth, and witnessing to faith

Application Understanding
Examines Christian beliefs about the Trinitarian God, the Incarnation, and the History of Salvation
Explores the revelation inherent in the Christian religion
Investigates the interplay between faith, reason and revelation

Communication skills
Communicates and adapt the Christian message according to the context
Communicates theologically-based responses on the Bible and the Teachings of the Church

Judgemental Skills
Responds to basic queries related to faith and belief
Examines and questions one’s own spiritual life

Learning Skills
Is aware of the richness and diversity in Catholic teachings and Tradition
Values personal ongoing formation

Autonomy and Responsibility
Reflects theologically on the Bible
Possesses a measure of insight in matters of faith
This programme is for those wishing to study some of the basic religious and ethical issues of the times in the context of the Christian tradition.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 14 May 2021

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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.