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We respond to those who seek rigorous training to "give a reason for their hope" (1Pt 3,15).

Faculty of Theology

We respond to those who seek rigorous training to "give a reason for their hope" (1Pt 3,15).

Mission and objective

The Faculty of Theology at Comillas is the oldest in Spain (1904). It has a qualified and motivated faculty of lecturers, made up of men and women, religious men and women from different congregations, diocesan priests and lay people. Its lecturers and tutors are distinguished by their seriousness, rigour and personalised attention to our students; and they have a theological style rooted in the best ecclesial tradition, which tries to be faithful to the Word of God and to the life and culture of the people of our time, whom it views with cordial openness and a critical attitude.

During the academic year 2022-2023, the Faculty of Theology was made up of 50 lecturers, with a clearly international background (Boston, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome). Of these, 37 were dedicated to the university, 46 held PhDs, 15 had been positively evaluated by independent university quality agencies (ANECA or ACAP), and 15 had at least one six-year research period. In addition to this magnificent staff, we had the collaboration of lecturers from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (oral and written expression, ancient languages and philosophy); and from the Faculty of Canon Law (legal subjects).

Mission and objectives faculty of theology

Our faculty carries out important research activity, both in the publication of books or chapters in books, in articles in indexed and non-indexed journals, presenting papers and communications at congresses and scientific conferences. It also carries out an outstanding teaching and dissemination work in other educational centres near Comillas, as well as in the university itself, through its participation in study days or similar events. On the other hand, the lecturers in Theology are very present and active and have different responsibilities in parishes, training of religious, governing councils, etc.

This research and dissemination work has been recognised by having reached the 33rd position in QS World University Rankings 2023, in the field of "Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies". For several years now, the Faculty of Theology has been ranked among the top 50 in the world, the first Spanish faculty in its field, and among the top Catholic faculties in the world.

Our students are clearly international: candidates for the priesthood, religious and lay people of nationalities from all five continents. It is certainly a very positive experience for formation to meet companions from so many congregations and continents.

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As members of the university, students have access to all its services: psychopedagogical guidance, pastoral, cultural and solidarity activities, sports, etc. The university has a library with a large general collection: more than half a million volumes; more than 11,000 journals, including more than 2,500 living ones. Its staff is highly qualified and its electronic resources are state-of-the-art. Moreover, the entire campus and all the classrooms are equipped with the most modern and advanced technology: Wi-Fi, electronic devices, etc.

As part of the process of implementing the European Higher Education Area, in the 2009-2010 academic year we reformed the curriculum, incorporating twelve optional credits in the degree in Theology at Cantoblanco/CIHS (canonical baccalaureate), which allows students to partially modulate their curriculum with training, among other subjects, in communication and public speaking, biblical languages, prevention of child abuse, biblical spirituality.

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A new reform, which seeks to facilitate more autonomous student learning, was carried out in the 18-19 academic year in the light of Veritatis Gaudim, and approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome at the end of that year. In addition, over the last few years we have been working on the competencies (learning outcomes), which are now a feature of our teaching, through the teaching guides. We have also taken a step forward in the implementation of a more active methodology, which also takes into account practical and attitudinal competences.

Regular departmental meetings and evaluation boards are a valuable instrument for monitoring the implementation of the Bologna process.

All of the above is part of the importance that our faculty attaches to teaching innovation, for which we always count on the invaluable help of excellent professionals from the university. Our faculty is, in short, a highly qualified place to find excellent training for future priests, religious men and women, and lay men and women who are going to dedicate themselves to evangelising work in any of its various forms.

Faculty of Theology

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Espiritualidad
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2nd round table on Zen and Christianity

Organised by the Institute of Spirituality at Comillas and in collaboration with the Zendo Betania Foundation, a dialogue was held on the mysticism of spiritualities

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Teología
17 May 2024
Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology. Speciality Moral and Pastoral

Javier de la Torre presents this speciality of the official Master's degree: "a Theology in the key of mercy". Together with the Dean, they offer the academic and ecclesial keys to this speciality

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Teología
16 May 2024
Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology. Speciality Dogmatic - Fundamental

Ángel Cordovilla, Director, and Francisco Ramírez, Dean, present this speciality of the official Master's in Theology in its fundamental ecclesiastical, academic and professional keys

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Check all the relevant information about the Faculty of Theology, from the strategic plan to the academic calendars and timetables for classes and exams.

Featured programmes

Enjoy a unique university experience by choosing from a wide range of programmes. Check out our HIGHLIGHTED programmes, and click the button to see more.

  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 3 years (180 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 5 years (300 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 5 years (300 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas degrees
  • Spanish
  • 2 years (48 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas degrees
  • Spanish
  • 2 years (48 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas master's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 1 year (60 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 3 years (180 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 5 years (300 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Official Bachelor's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 5 years (300 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas degrees
  • Spanish
  • 2 years (48 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas degrees
  • Spanish
  • 2 years (48 ECTS)
  • Theological and canonical
  • Comillas master's degrees
  • Spanish
  • 1 year (60 ECTS)
Admissions Faculty of Theology

Information on admissions

Studying theology at Comillas is to opt for a personalised and comprehensive education in a diverse environment: you will live with candidates for the priesthood, religious and lay people of different nationalities. It is a very positive experience for your formation to meet fellow students from different backgrounds, congregations and nationalities.

We invite you to join Comillas Theology and we will help you to apply for admission in a quick and easy way.

Information on admissions

Studying theology at Comillas is to opt for a personalised and comprehensive education in a diverse environment: you will live with candidates for the priesthood, religious and lay people of different nationalities. It is a very positive experience for your formation to meet fellow students from different backgrounds, congregations and nationalities.

We invite you to join Comillas Theology and we will help you to apply for admission in a quick and easy way.

Grants Faculty of Theology
Grants Faculty of Theology

Scholarships and study grants

The University, as an institution of the Catholic Church that provides its service to society, offers scholarships and aid in various forms to its students, in order to collaborate with the cost of education and to promote equal opportunities according to the individual needs of each student.

With the aim of giving special support to students who come to the university from Latin America, Africa or other countries, and to those dioceses that need it, Comillas opens the doors of the Pontifical College and Seminary to you.

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Francisco Ramírez Fueyo
Dean of the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Canon Law (Comillas CIHS)

We offer an excellent formation for future priests, religious men and women, lay men and women who want to dedicate themselves to evangelising work

Faculty

Our lecturers represent a wide range of expertise and are recognised as leading practitioners and academics in their fields.

Departments

Department of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology

Department of Sacred Scripture and Church History

Department of Moral Theology and Praxis of the Christian Life

Research and transfer

Spirituality Institute
Spirituality Institute

We form people who are integrated and mature in the Spirit, capable of encouraging others on the path of Christian growth. We seek the right balance between theological reflection, life assimilation and pastoral practice.

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