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University of Malta

Faculty of Theology

Master of Arts in Spirituality
(M.A. Spirit.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2011)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

THL5010 The Spiritual Quest of Humanity 5 ECTS
MRT5070 Foundations of Spirituality, Prayer and Discernment 5 ECTS
MRT5400 Dynamics of Growth and Maturity in Spiritual Life 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MRT5410 Christian Spirituality Through the Ages 10 ECTS
SHG5100 Biblical Spirituality: Discovering God's Face in Human Experience 5 ECTS




YEAR TWO

During their second year of study, students are to choose ONE of the following streams:

Stream A: General Spirituality
Stream B: Carmelite Spirituality
Stream C: Augustinian Spirituality

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students shall be required to choose a total of 5ECTS credits from the elective units on offer during the year from their chosen stream.


Semester 1

Stream A: General Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5420 Spirituality and Life Stages 5 ECTS
MRT5460 Trends in the Maltese Spiritual Tradition 5 ECTS
PLC5140 Liturgy as a Source of Spirituality 5 ECTS

Stream B: Carmelite Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5490 Foundations of Carmelite Spirituality 5 ECTS
MRT5500 Saint John of the Cross 5 ECTS
MRT5530 The Development of the Carmelite Spiritual Tradition 5 ECTS

Stream C: Augustinian Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5802 Foundations of the Spirituality of Saint Augustine - You made us for you, Lord 5 ECTS
MRT5803 Saint Augustine’s Ecclesial Spirituality - A Community of Believers 5 ECTS
MRT5806 Augustinian Spirituality through the Ages 1 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Stream A: General Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5440 Spirituality and Social Commitment 5 ECTS
MRT5450 The Universal Call to Holiness 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MRT5430 Spirituality of Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5470 Mystical Texts: Origen’s Commentary on the Song of Songs 5 ECTS
MRT5480 Selected Carmelite Mystical Writers 5 ECTS
MRT5550 The Contribution of St Francis of Assisi and the Franciscans to the Human Spiritual Heritage 5 ECTS
MRT5620 Basic Themes of Ignatian Spirituality 5 ECTS
MRT5805 Paths to Holiness in Saint Augustine - Marriage and Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5807 Finding Strength in Weakness - A Journey towards wholeness 5 ECTS

Stream B: Carmelite Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5510 St Theresa of Jesus 5 ECTS
MRT5520 Major Themes in Carmelite Spirituality 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

MRT5430 Spirituality of Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5470 Mystical Texts: Origen’s Commentary on the Song of Songs 5 ECTS
MRT5480 Selected Carmelite Mystical Writers 5 ECTS
MRT5550 The Contribution of St Francis of Assisi and the Franciscans to the Human Spiritual Heritage 5 ECTS
MRT5620 Basic Themes of Ignatian Spirituality 5 ECTS
MRT5805 Paths to Holiness in Saint Augustine - Marriage and Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5807 Finding Strength in Weakness - A Journey towards wholeness 5 ECTS

Stream C: Augustinian Spirituality
Compulsory Units

MRT5804 Saint Augustine’s Quest for God - Man is capable of God 5 ECTS
MRT5801 Augustinian Spirituality through the Ages 2 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

MRT5430 Spirituality of Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5470 Mystical Texts: Origen’s Commentary on the Song of Songs 5 ECTS
MRT5480 Selected Carmelite Mystical Writers 5 ECTS
MRT5550 The Contribution of St Francis of Assisi and the Franciscans to the Human Spiritual Heritage 5 ECTS
MRT5620 Basic Themes of Ignatian Spirituality 5 ECTS
MRT5805 Paths to Holiness in Saint Augustine - Marriage and Consecrated Life 5 ECTS
MRT5807 Finding Strength in Weakness - A Journey towards wholeness 5 ECTS




YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MRT5660 Dissertation 30 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 and by the bye-laws for the award of Master of Arts in Spirituality under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology.
 
Last Updated: 14 June 2016
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
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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Notices
Measuring Divinity - Inter Faculty Colloquium
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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

Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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Dissertation Logbook
The Dissertation Logbook can be found here.

 
 

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