The Postgraduate Program in Sacred Theology (TUP) is designed for people with a university degree who cannot attend the program taught in the mornings for work or family reasons. This is a systematic, evening program consisting of both face-to-face tuition and private study. There are ten hours of tuition a week over five years; plus a sixth concluding year consisting of one day of seminars a week. It leads, via an exam before an academic board on general sacred theology, to the Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), awarded on behalf of the Vatican.
It is designed for people who wish to further their knowledge of Catholic doctrine, taken from Sacred Scripture and from Tradition, and who are interested in learning more about the scientific research that enables the mystery of Christ to be presented with increasing clarity, with a detailed focus on the main cultural movements of our times and the problems currently faced by humankind. The program offers postgraduate formation in various areas of Philosophy and Theology, following Catholic doctrine, and prepares students to make a qualified contribution and offer a greater service to the Christian community.
Duration: 5 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
Enrollment: €828.80 Fees: nine monthly installments of €170.24
Classes begin on September 4, 2017 and are held Monday to Thursday from 19:00 to 21:30.
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
University degree (BA, Diploma or Licentiate Degree).
Foreign students who do not hold academic certificates issued in Spanish must present a DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) 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 confirm they have B2 level or higher.
For students who do not have the required DELE, the following steps will be taken:
Students with level A1 or A2 (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.
Admission process and criteria:
A 5-year cycle (assuming the student already holds a BA, university diploma or licentiate degree). The program leads to the Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.). Once completed, students can continue on to the second cycle of the Licentiate Degree in Theology 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
Secular students: religious education, adult Christian duties in public life, and collective and secular association responsibility
Religious brothers and sisters: training for all types of pastoral work (group activity coordination, religious education, catechism, spiritual retreat coordination)
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