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Master of Arts degree - Apologetics Pathway

MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Apologetics)

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This pathway is for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the rational foundations of the Catholic worldview in order to be able to engage effectively with the intellectual challenges posed by the secular culture of our time. It is of particular relevance to all involved in preaching and teaching the faith in schools, colleges and parishes.

Aims of the Programme

This pathway aims to foster knowledge and critical understanding of the rational grounds for the Catholic faith, intellectual objections to it, and the range of possible responses, enabling students to expound and defend the faith in the modern world.

Programme Content

The areas covered include:

  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Human Dignity: Foundation of Western Culture and Civilisation
  • Philosophy, God and Science
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Catholic Sexual Ethics
  • Controversial Issues from Church History
  • Controversial Issues in Modern Apologetics
  • Research Methods


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