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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Theology








Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time Evening


The Master of Arts in Theology empowers students to develop new insights and ideas as to how academic theology can be in the service of the churches, the world, and wider society. Students will discover that Theology is practical and factual, while animating one’s reasoning and faith journey.

This course seeks to emphasise, above all, the convergence between faith and life, enabling one to be always prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks for the reason for the hope that there is within oneself.

This study-programme is offered on a part-time basis, that is twice a week. This permits the student to study in a flexible manner, while keeping other commitments.

The student will be exposed to various approaches concerning religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. This programme seeks to present central texts and concepts in Theology as to enable students to obtain an expert ability to interpret, contextualize, and explain its main perspectives.

The areas of studies are divided mainly into Holy Scriptures, Ministry, Comparative Theology (Ecumenism, Inter-religious Dialogue and Dialogue with society), Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, and Ethics. Students choosing this course will become trained in advanced research skills and will network with renowned theologians.
LEARNING OUTCOMES Knowledge Understanding

• Develop advanced knowledge in the different ways of reading scripture, the interface between Christianity and Culture Today, as well as of making sense of Christian theological debates,
• Utilize theories and methods appropriate for graduate research in the study of Theology, particularly in areas concerning Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality as well as contemporary issues in Ethics.

Application Understanding

• Relate and apply religious and theological understanding to contemporary issues and problems of human concern,
• Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, and interpretive skills appropriate for graduate research in Theology.

Communication Skills

• Communicate effectively on issues concerning the recognition and promotion of basic ministerial abilities, the purpose of ministry and its role within the Church, as well as the interpretation of the Bible in the contemporary context,
• Communicate scientifically on Faith and the Public Sphere, particularly on issues related to the promotion of social justice, the credibility of the faith, the meaning of communal prayer and worship, as well as on the necessity of providing pastoral care.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY This course is addressed to any person who is:
• pursuing jobs in academia, development work, community-based roles, aspects of welfare, social care and pastoral counselling, or
• interested in research or in ministry.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This course caters for students coming from various backgrounds including lay pastoral ministry, missionary work, religious education, teaching, youth counselling, secondary education, music ministry, chaplaincy work, social work, and mediation.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in Theology or

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with Category II or better in Theology or

(c) a Bachelor degree in Religious Studies with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II.

Preparatory Programme

Admission of applicants under paragraphs (b) and (c) above shall be made conditional on the results of an interview and in such cases the applicants shall be required to successfully complete a preparatory programme of 30 credits obtained with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration in the Course.

Preparatory programmes of study shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 22 April 2017
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