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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Religious Studies







Dip. Rel. St.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

2 Years

Part-time Evening


The Diploma in Religious Studies is a part-time evening course, intended for those wishing to study some of the basic religious and ethical issues of the times in the context of the Christian tradition.

This Diploma is intended to enable students to situate themselves within the Christian tradition in relation to the other monotheistic religions, and to introduce students to philosophical talk about the human person, the morality of human actions and one’s relationship with God.
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

Knowledge Understanding
• Understand the basic principles that guide the Church in its actions as a community and as a body of individual disciples
• 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

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 and adapts the Christian message according to the context
• Communicate theologically-based responses on the Bible and the Teachings of the Church

Judgmental Skills
• Respond to basic queries related to faith and belief
• Examine and questions one’s own spiritual life

Learning Skills
• Discuss the richness and diversity in Catholic teachings and Tradition

Autonomy and Responsibility
• Reflect theologically on the Bible and will possess a measure of insight in matters of faith
• Appreciate the value of personal ongoing formation
COURSE INTENDED FOR This course is ideal for those wishing to study some of the basic religious and ethical issues of the times in the context of the Christian tradition.
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: 22 April 2017
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21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017
The 21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017 will be celebrated on the 5th and 6th December 2017 with two lectures delivered by Rev. Prof. Theodore Dieter.

Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

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