The Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology is a postgraduate program (MA in Theology). As such, a certain level of knowledge and skill from previous study (Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), Master's Degree in Divinity and equivalents) is expected. Students will focus their studies on a specific field of interest within the diverse areas of Catholic theology. The course is structured according to a two-year cyclical plan.
This Degree equips students to expertly engage with any matter related to their specialist field. It is designed as an introduction to research, in each of the specialist fields, according to the theological methodology required for each area. The course focuses especially on developing advanced knowledge of Catholic doctrine, based on Sacred Scripture and tradition, in order to contribute to presenting an ever-clearer understanding of the mystery of Christ, in line with the most significant contemporary cultural movements. Students will cover the most cutting-edge and interdisciplinary topics, without neglecting the value of the Christian tradition.
Duration: 2 years.
New places available: 80
Submission of applications:
January 9 to September 1, 2017
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 19:00 at Alberto Aguilera, 23
Enrollment: €879.00 Fees: nine monthly installments of €170.40.
Classes begin on September 1, 2016 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.: 91 542 28 00 (30 lines)
Tel.: 91 540 61 20/33/19 (direct lines)
Fax: 91 559 65 69
Licentiate Degree in Ecclesiastical Studies (Bachelor's Degree in Theology). Six years of philosophy-theology studies before the "Second-cycle Entry Exam".
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.
Students from other universities:
Admission process and criteria:
Interview with the Dean
The second cycle of theological studies (Master's Degree) leads to the Licentiate Degree in Theology (students expected to hold Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.); Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent), with five specializations: Dogmatic-fundamental Theology, Sacred Scripture, Moral and Pastoral Theology, Spiritual Theology and History of the Church. Successful completion of this second cycle provides access to the Doctorate Program.
Related Postgraduate Programs
Each specialization accounts for 120 ECTS, of which 30 are awarded for a written dissertation, produced with guidance from a lecturer-tutor. The specializations contain various compulsory modules, depending on each specialist area. These subjects provide a basic framework of knowledge and skills in order to master basic concepts within each field and serve to ease the progression to more advanced study. Students can also take part in monographic research seminars and optional courses about especially relevant or pressing issues. Up to 30 ECTS can be chosen from other specializations.
Teaching at seminaries, religious science institutes and other centers of theological studies
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, teaching of catechism, spiritual retreat coordination)
Secular students: religious education, adult Christian duties in public life, and collective and secular association responsibility