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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 Spirituality 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: teachers (we've had from kindergarten to university!), social workers, doctors and medics, psychologists, computer technicians, accountants, linguists, theatre directors...
In the first year, students are presented with the fundamentals of Christian Spiritual Theology. The second year offers an option between two streams: General or Carmelite Spirituality.
One of the most important aims and exercises of the programme is to learn how to interpret spiritual texts in terms of their various contexts and mystical doctrine.
There is then the personal level. All students who have read this Master confirm that it was an extremely enriching experience.
On a financial level, students can benefit from the Get Qualified Scheme. Enrolling students may apply for one of 10 bursaries of €2,000 offered each year by the Foundation for Theological Studies. For more information about funding visit or contact the Faculty of Theology Office.