The Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) is a bachelor's degree in theology awarded on behalf of the Vatican. It is a three-year course, which requires two previous years of Philosophy studies. It offers the possibility of studying and gaining advanced knowledge of Catholic doctrine based on Sacred Scripture and Tradition in order to contribute, through scientific research, to presenting an ever-clearer understanding of the mystery of Christ, in line with the most significant contemporary cultural movements.
The course provides advanced formation for all students in the diverse range of theological disciplines (systematic theology, moral theology, Sacred Scripture, history of the Church, pastoral theology, liturgy, etc.), according to Catholic doctrine. In line with the founding mission of the Faculty, the course offers special theological and human preparation for candidates to the priesthood and to other ecclesial offices.
Theological studies also seek to contribute to evangelization and to the broadest possible apostolic service to the people of God through reflection, enlightened by Christian Revelation, on the problems that affect humankind in today's world.
Duration: 3 years
New places available: 50
Submission of applications:
January 9 to September 1, 2017
Wednesday, April 25, 2017 at 19:00 at Alberto Aguilera, 23
First year: Enrollment: €821.21 Fees: nine monthly installments of €153.18 each.
Classes begin on September 4, 2017 and are usually taught in the morning, between 09:00 and 13:00
The Dean's Office at the Faculty of Theology
C/ Universidad Comillas, 3 28049 Madrid
Tel: 91 540 61 36 Fax: 91 735 97 81
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
Current secondary and pre-university education preparation courses or equivalent studies + University Admission Exam [Selectividad]
Students from foreign education systems.
University Admission Exam [Selectividad] for Foreigners, except for students who have studied under education systems in EU countries or countries which have agreements with Spain in this regard and who fulfill the academic requirements in their home education systems for access to university.
Foreign students who do not hold academic certificates issued in Spanish must present a DELE at B2 level or higher. This diploma is awarded by the Instituto Cervantes.
Students who do not bring the required DELE will take a language test to accredit a similar level.
For students who do not have the required DELE, the following steps will be taken:
Students with level A-1 or A-2 (beginner): full-time exclusive study of Castilian Spanish until the stipulated level is reached.
Students with level B (intermediate): a four-month term of intensive Castilian Spanish until the stipulated level is reached. The University, through the Institute of Modern Languages, will offer an intensive course especially for intermediate-level students, in the first four-month term of each academic year.
Two-year course in Philosophy (can be studied at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University)
Students from other universities.
Admission process and criteria:
Interview with the Dean
Priests: ordination and priesthood education and relevant pastoral work training.
Religious brothers and sisters: training for all types of pastoral work (group activity coordination, religious education, catechism, spiritual retreat coordination).
Secular students: religious education, adult Christian duties in public life, and collective and secular association responsibility.
First three-year cycle (assuming two previous years of Philosophy studies, which can be taken at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at our University). This course leads to obtaining the Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.). After completing the first cycle, students can continue to the second and study for the Licentiate degree in Theology (MA) with five specializations: Dogmatic-fundamental Theology, Sacred Scripture, Moral Theology and Praxis of Christian Life, Spiritual Theology and History of the Church. Successfully completing this second cycle provides access to the Doctorate Program.
Related Postgraduate Programs
180 ECTS; twelve of which to be taken in optional modules.
Other programs related to Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.): Morning program, are: