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In response to the growing need for spiritual guidance and companionship, the Faculty of Theology is offering a Master programme to empower those interested in discovering and practising the art and profession of Spiritual Companionship.
The M.A. in Spiritual Companionship also responds to the need of ongoing formation of school religious counsellors. The content and structure satisfy the current requirements established by the Modes of Regulation on Catholic Religious Instruction and Education in State Schools in Malta.
The course is offered on a part-time basis (evening) and spread over 3 years.
The first and second year cover the taught component (lectures) and the third year is dedicated to research (dissertation).
The M.A. in Spiritual Companionship is designed in such a way so as not to presume prior theological learning. Students who have read the course came from all sorts of backgrounds, and they have gone onto a wide range of career opportunities – schools, parishes and ecclesial groups.
One of the most important aims and exercises of the programme is to be professionally trained in the art of Spiritual Companionship, including in its offshoot practical forms of counselling and direction.
Enrolling students may apply for one of 10 bursaries of €2,000 offered by the Foundation for Theological Studies.
For more information, contact the Faculty of Theology Office.