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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology







B.A. (Hons) Theology(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

5 Years

Part-time Evening


The programme for this course introduces the student to a comprehensive study of the biblical sources of Christianity as well as its history, and its doctrinal, ethical and pastoral aspects, including its relations to economics, politics, culture and biotechnology. It is recommended to students wishing to have a good grounding for the teaching of religion at secondary school level or to exercise certain forms of pastoral ministry and community work; students who wish to prepare for further specialised training in Theology; and students who want to relate faith to their own work, professional or social responsibilities.

Full-time applicants may choose either Theology as the single Honours main area of study or Theology as the Honours main area of study with one of the following subsidiary areas: Mathematics, Philosophy, or Physics. Part-time applicants are required to choose Theology as the single Honours main area of study.
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

Knowledge Understanding
• Understand and accept the 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,
• Understand the relationship between philosophical and theological reflection, spiritual growth, and witnessing to faith.
• Recognize and appreciate the contribution of the important thinkers on the subject.

Application Understanding
• Explain, having examined in detail, Christian beliefs about the Trinitarian God, the Incarnation, and the History of Salvation,
• Explore the revelation inherent in the Christian religion,
• Investigate the interplay between faith, reason and revelation.

Communication Skills
• Communicate theologically-based responses on the Bible and the Teachings of the Church,
• Communicate and adapt the Christian message according to the social context,
• Explain in detail the major developments that occurred in the Church and in theology as the Church sought to keep the Christian tradition alive throughout the ages,
• Express how their beliefs, values, faith and culture shape their actions and attitudes.

Judgmental Skills
• Critically analyze different views concerning religious experience,
• Examine and questions one’s own spiritual life,
• Respond to queries related to faith and belief.

Learning Skills
• Acknowledge the inter-relationship between spiritual and human development,
• Endorse the richness afforded by multiple perspectives in society, and in Catholic teachings and Tradition,

Autonomy and Responsibility
• Express how beliefs, values, faith and culture shape actions and attitudes,
• Reflect theologically on the Bible,
• Articulate the growth and integration of one’s intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual self.
• Appreciate the value of personal ongoing formation.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Holders of this degree may be eligible to register for second-cycle programmes leading to Master’s Degrees.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This programme is intended for those wishing to meet a variety of educational needs through the combination of theology with a number of areas of human studies.
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 2015.

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



Last Updated: 17 January 2018
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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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