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Master of Arts degree - Spirituality pathway

MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Spirituality)

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This programme is for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the principles of Catholic spirituality in order to apply these in their life and work. It is of particular relevance to those in pastoral ministries (clergy, catechists, youth workers, chaplaincy teams and religious), as well as those in the teaching professions, who value the opportunity of improving their theological and professional expertise in the foundational area of spirituality.

Aims of the Programme

This pathway aims to foster knowledge and critical understanding of the relationship between spiritual theology and the foundational doctrines of the Catholic faith, enabling students to reflect critically and creatively on issues pertinent to spirituality and spiritual formation.

Programme Content

The areas covered include:

  • Christian Anthropology: A Call to Love
  • God and Salvation in Jesus Christ
  • Prayer and the Spiritual Life
  • Doctrine and Spirituality: Learning from the Fathers OR Learning from Monasticism
  • Psychology for Spiritual Formation
  • Mind and Heart: Medieval Spirituality OR Examining the Spiritual Traditions of the Early Modern Church (16th - 17th centuries)
  • Catholicism and Contemporary Currents of Spirituality
  • Research Methods


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