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Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality (Ignatian Master's Degree)

(Biennial)

Prepare for research, teaching and practice of Ignatian spirituality

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What is the Master?

The Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality (Ignatian Master's Degree) is an interdisciplinary program that harmoniously combines History, Anthropology, Theology and spirituality studies as complementary perspectives for an integrated understanding of the Ignatian charism. Through the various contents and aspects that make up Ignatian spirituality, it encourages knowledge of the fundamental experiences, texts and contexts that inspire it, through direct reading of the sources and the selected bibliography. It also aims to provide an understanding of the mission of the Society of Jesus and other Ignatian-inspired institutions in the contemporary world based on the motivations and charism that inspire and sustain them.

The Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality is fully compatible with the Master's Degree (canonical degree) in Spiritual Theology at Comillas; students who have completed the Ignatian Master's Degree obtain recognition of the necessary credits to be able to complete the Master's Degree in Spiritual Theology in just one more academic year. In this way, two master's degrees can be obtained in two academic years. Since the Ignatian Master's is offered biennially, students can also begin their studies in the first year with the Master's in Spiritual Theology, and the following year conclude their studies with the Master's in Ignatian Spirituality, obtaining both degrees in two academic years.

  • Centers
    Teología (Comillas CIHS)
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Certification
    Comillas master's degrees
  • Schools
    Teología
  • Duration
    1 year (60 ECTS)
  • Starts On
    02/09/2024

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Why the Master's?

The Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality is encouraged by the words of Pope Benedict XVI to the 35th General Congregation (21/02/2008): "The Society of Jesus must continue to form its members with great care in science and virtue, without settling for mediocrity". Thus, Comillas Pontifical University wishes to offer this Ignatian formation program to all members of the Ignatian family and network, and to all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of this charism and spirituality.

Why the Master's?

The Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality is encouraged by the words of Pope Benedict XVI to the 35th General Congregation (21/02/2008): "The Society of Jesus must continue to form its members with great care in science and virtue, without settling for mediocrity". Thus, Comillas Pontifical University wishes to offer this Ignatian formation program to all members of the Ignatian family and network, and to all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of this charism and spirituality.

What makes us different?

69%

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Teachers Doctors

Percentage of teachers with PhDs, 40% of whom are ANECA/ACAP accredited.

91%

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Level of recommendation

Alumni who recommend the qualification studied

30k

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Alumni

Number of alumni registered at Comillas Alumni (in thousands).

Study Plan

Structure: the Master's program consists of 7 modules distributed over the two semesters. The last module (no. 7) is entirely devoted to the writing up of "Final Master's Project". To be allowed to progress onto it, the students must have previously completed the six prior modules.

The different modules and their contents provide an integrated knowledge from these four perspectives:

  • Historical perspective: origin and timeline of Ignatian spirituality.
  • Theological-spiritual perspective: Providing the reasons behind the spiritual experience and major theological centers that encourage and support the historical evolution of this spirituality.
  • Contemporary cultural perspective: The meaning, role and value of Ignatian spirituality in the contemporary world. Contributions and challenges:
  • Practical / pastoral perspective that helps individuals to have a place in history employing the values and approaches of Ignatian spirituality.

Everything you need to know

Comillas CIHS

Cantoblanco Campus.

Since its foundation, the Faculties of Human and Social Sciences, Theology and Canon Law at Comillas Pontifical University have had the vocation to promote humanism and plurality.

It is defined by its desire to train people capable of taking thought and ideas to the highest levels, and to give them the necessary skills to be useful and improve life in the complex world in which we live.

Preguntas frecuentes

  • Because Comillas studies are in high demand and places are limited, the best candidates have to be selected through admission tests.

  • Each class has its own tutor, whose function is to integrate the student into the group and to pay attention to their academic performance. Furthermore, at Comillas, the teaching system is distinguished, among other characteristics, by the personalised attention and the fluid and permanent relationship between teachers and students.

  • The teaching system at Comillas is especially oriented towards the relationship with the reality of companies, institutions, organisations and professional practice. The Internship and Employment Office is responsible for providing students with internships related to their studies in order to enrich their training. In the 2017-18 academic year, 6,296 student internships in companies were managed.
    In addition to these internships managed by the Internship and Employment Office, all degree courses have a significant number of compulsory external internships as part of their curriculums.

  • The Internship and Employment Office informs, guides and collaborates in the insertion in the labour market of recent graduates or in the projection of the professional career of Comillas graduates, for which it has an online tool that puts candidates in direct contact with 5,078 companies with which Comillas maintains a relationship. During the 2017-18 academic year, 1,838 job offers were managed. Of the total number of graduates from the 2018 graduating class, 93.22% are employed, either working or furthering their studies, within six months of completing their studies.