The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership is a joint inter-disciplinary programme that is intended to train and empower candidates involved in the leadership of schools and other faith entities. It aims at fostering research and good practices in managerial and leadership skills, as well as reflective practice in Catholic leadership.
The different modules of the programme cover the following topics: educational management and leadership; fundamentals of educational research; critical issues for school leaders; effective leadership in schools; applied educational research methods; professional development models; Catholic understanding of humanity for contemporary culture; leadership in the Church; psychology of leadership; nurturing professional learning communities in Maltese schools; contemporary Catholic institutions; and developing emotional and relational competence.
The course is recommended for those interested or already involved in the running of Catholic schools and/or faith formation institutions, and those interested in enriching their profession with the philosophical vision of Catholic leadership.
Course duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening)
Study mode: taught (2 years) and research (1 year)
Opening next: October 2023 (offered every 3 years)
Prospective students may apply for Annual bursaries
offered annually by the Foundation for Theological Studies, the University of Malta or the Government of Malta. Upon successful completion of their studies, students may benefit from a tax credit of 70% of the full tuition fees under the Get Qualified Scheme
Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RPL)
: Prospective students who have achieved expertise and skills in the past through certified or experiential learning may gain access to the course and/or gain exemptions from parts of it through the University’s RPL process.
Exit Awards: Students who do not proceed with the Course shall be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate at the end of the First Year or the award of the Postgraduate Diploma at the end of the Second Year.