Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)

Submission of applications:
Start: January 15, 2018
End: August 31, 2018.

2 years (Full-time study)

Credits: 120 ECTS
Places available: 80, Spanish

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 15 to August 31, 2018

Information about the documentation to submit

Open Day:

Coming soon

Financial information:

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.

Information point:

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
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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
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Office hours

Admission requirements:

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.

Students from other universities:

Students from other universities who wish to apply for the Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (second cycle), must contact the Registrar's Office of the Faculty by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and explain their current academic situation and why they want to study at this University. They will be informed of the application period and of the required documentation.


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


120 ECTS.

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.



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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


Any questions you have with the Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) can check the SGAT

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