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.)
Type of qualification/award Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Mark Sultana
Delivered by Faculty of Theology
The Diploma in Religious Studies will enable you to situate yourself with the Christian tradition in relation to other monotheistic religions. The programme aims to introduce you 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 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 1,800
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 basic principles that guide the church in its actions as a community and as a body of individual disciples.
• Examine Christian beliefs about the Trinitarian God, the Incarnation, and the History of Salvation.
• Communicate and adapt the Christian message according to the context.
• Respond to basic queries related to faith and belief.
• Be aware of the richness and diversity in Catholic readings and Tradition.
• Reflect theologically on the Bible.

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If you would like to study some of the basic religious and ethical issues of the times in the context of the Christian tradition, then this is the ideal course intended for you.
As a holder of this diploma, you will be eligible to register for the completion of the first cycle degree programme BA (Hons) in Theology. Indeed, the Diploma comprises the first two of the five-year part-time Degree course in Theology, on completion of which you would be eligible to register for second cycle programmes leading to Master’s Degrees. With a diploma in Theology, you would be able to work as an assistant to either a chaplain or a pastoral leader. If you would like to work as a chaplain or a higher education lecturer, or teacher then further studies at first cycle level and, possibly, postgraduate studies are encouraged.
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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