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List of postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Theology



Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Psychology

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 4 semesters part-time (evening)
Mode of study: partly taught and partly by practice

The Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Psychology is intended to bridge the world of counselling (clinical) psychology with the pastoral mission of the Church that often requires the services of professional psychologists. The course is suitable for graduates in clinical and counselling psychology, and can qualify as a pre-doctoral course.

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Master of Arts in Theology


Opening: October 2017
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening)
Mode of study: 1 year taught and 2 years research

The Master of Arts in Theology is intended to empower 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 be exposed to various approaches concerning religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture, and will discover that Theology is practical and factual. This programme of study seeks to emphasise 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.

The Master of Arts in Theology is recommended for those who hold a bachelor degree in theology and for students coming from various backgrounds including:
-    lay pastoral ministry and chaplaincy work;
-    religious education, teaching, and evangelisation:
-    music ministry and missionary work;
-    social work and mediation.

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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Opening: October 2017
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 1 year taught and 2 years research

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies is intended to enable students gain greater understanding of the impact of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the programme seeks to probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. Students choosing this course will become trained in advanced research skills and will network with scholars dedicated to the study of religions or religious thought.

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies is recommended for those who hold a bachelor degree in an area other than theology and wish to explore the relationship between their areas of study and theology or religion. It is addressed to students coming from various backgrounds including:
-    lay pastoral ministry and chaplaincy work;
-    religious education, teaching, and evangelisation:
-    music ministry and missionary work;
-    social work and mediation.

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Master of Arts in Bioethics

Opening: October 2017
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Bioethics is intended to foster the development of a culture respectful of bioethics by enabling a systematic and critical understanding of the theoretical foundations of this area, its methodology, and other themes such as: law and policy; edges of human life and the best interests of the child; research ethics; suffering and palliative care; justice and resource allocution; emerging european values; neuroethics and psychiatry; and genetics. The M.A. in Bioethics aims at empowering students for ethical decision and policy-making relevant to their professional practice.

This programme is recommended for:
-    healthcare professionals and administrators;
-    philosophers, academics and educators;
-    psychologists, social workers, lawyers;
-    pastoral ministers and members of the clergy.

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Master of Arts in Business Ethics

Opening: October 2019
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The M.A. in Business Ethics programme provides specialisation in ethical concepts, theories and practices, by exploring themes such as: corporate governance and social responsability; m anagement, finance and marketing; international business; cost-benefit rationality; and regulation and framework of business.

This programme is recommended for
-    business practitioners, particularly directors and company secretaries,
-    compliance officers and ethics officers;
-    bank officials, accountants and auditors;
-    business academics and philosophers;
-    trade union officials;
-    representatives of government, NGOs and the media.

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Master of Arts in Spirituality

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Spirituality is intended to help students acquire a holistic perception of life, the human person, and to value the contribution of spirituality in this regard. It offers students a solid grounding in: the tradition of Christian spirituality and theology; the skills needed to become animators of others in their process of Christian development; and the ability to discern the signs of the times. In the second year of study, students will be able to choose whether to pursue their interests in General Spirituality (Stream A) or Carmelite Spirituality (Stream B).

This programme is recommended for those:
-    involved in formation within different religious orders and Christian communities;
-    committed in evangelisation, ministry and catechesis;
-    intending to pursue ongoing personal formation.

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Master of Arts in Spiritual Companionship

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Companionship is intended to empower committed members of the Christian community and others interested in discovering and practising the art and profession of Spiritual Companionship. It also aims at responding to the need of ongoing formation of School Religious Counsellors.

This programme is recommended for those who wish to:
-    be involved in the spiritual formation of others;
-    be committed in ministry and catechesis;
-    provide the service of Spiritual Companionship and Direction.

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Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6-semester part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry is intended to empower committed members of the Christian community, youth and other group leaders interested in engaging in youth ministry. The programme focuses on several related themes such as: the youth minister; sociological and psychological perspectives of youth; christian perspectives of the human person; youth work trends and culture; pastoral theology; professionalism and interagency approaches; pastoral counselling and catechesis; models and placements of youth ministry.

This programme is recommended for:
-    those involved in youth ministry or pastoral work in schools;
-    counsellors, psychologists and social workers;
-    group leaders, especially youth leaders;
-    committed lay persons and members of the clergy

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Master of Arts in Family Ministry

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Family Ministry is intended to empower committed members of the Christian community and others interested in engaging in family ministry. The programme focuses on several related themes such as: Christian perspectives on the human person; Maltese society and culture; contemporary trends regarding marriage and family; civil and canonical legislation on marriage; theology and spirituality of the family, pastoral counselling, supervision and management; and case studies of family ministry.

This programme is recommended for:
-    those interested or involved in the courses of preparation for marriage;
-    counsellors, psychologist, family therapists and social workers;
-    committed members, especially leaders, of the Christian community;
-    members of the clergy

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Master of Arts in Matrimonial Canon Law

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence provides a specialised interdisciplinary course – theological, canonical, psychological, social – for the formation of professional personnel working in Church Tribunals and Civil Courts as well as in marriage-related services and in family ministry. It presents an in-depth study of Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence as well as canonical judicial processes, thereby better enabling the participants in their respective pastoral ministries and forensic professions.

This programme is mainly addressed to:
-    lawyers and other professionals engaged in marriage-related services;
-    members of staff of ecclesiastical tribunals;
-    counsellors, psychologists, family therapists and social workers;
-    laypersons and members of the clergy involved in family ministry

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Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership

Opening: October 2018
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (evening).
Mode of study: 2 years taught and 1 year research

The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership is designed to empower candidates involved in the leadership of schools and other faith entities. This programme of study is intended to give a fresh and dynamic contribution to these institutions by fostering research and good practices in managerial and leadership skills. Moreover, it givesdue importance to reflective practice in Catholic leadership.

This programme is recommended for those who:
-    are already involved in the running of Catholic schools and/or faith formation institutions;
-    aspire to lead Catholic schools and/or faith formation institutions in the future;
-    are interested in enriching their profession with the philosophical vision of leadership from a Catholic point of view.

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Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Opening: every year
Duration: 4 semesters full-time (day).
Mode of study: taught and research

The S.Th.L. programme is designed to enable students acquire the cognitive (analytical - understanding and interpretation), practical (evaluative and strategic - policy making and implementation) and technical skills as well as the attitudes (critical/constructive) required of those exercising pastoral ministry in today's world. The course consists of a number of study-units and seminars on themes such as: pastoral theology, social ministry, catechetics, Liturgy, church development, and pastoral counselling. Students will also be required to spend a period of their pastoral formation in ministry placement and to compose a dissertation.

This programme is recommended for those who:
-    are engaged or preparing themselves for pastoral ministry;
-    wish to obtain a second cycle canonical degree or teach in a major seminary;
-    wish to register for a Doctoral Degree in Sacred Theology (S.Th.D).

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Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

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Doctor of Sacred Theology

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Notices
The Spirit of the Reformation: 500 Years On
The Spirit of the Reformation: 500 Years On - An International Conference organised by the Faculty of Theology - 27-28 October 2017


Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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