The Applied Spirituality programme from Waterford Institute of Technology, which will take place at Milltown Park, Dublin draws on a substantial body of literature by writers, scholars and practitioners, as well as mystics, drawn largely from Christian traditions.
Other areas of study such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, science, philosophy and the arts are employed to explore the spiritual dimension of human experience and the journey of life in terms of its spiritual dimension and connection.
The programme will give opportunities for participants to consider practical issues associated with identifying and providing for one’s own and others’ spiritual needs / care and to do a research project.
On completion of the programme it is anticipated that the graduates will have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Engage meaningfully in contemporary discussions of spirituality
- Critically reflect on their own role and the role of others in cultivating spiritualities that contribute constructively to society and relationships
- Accompany others on the spiritual journey as well as self-appropriate their own spiritual journey
- Successfully manage spirituality research
- Progress to PhD studies in spirituality, or to further studies in another discipline with the foundation in spirituality that this programme offers.
The MA in Applied Spirituality programme begins with a week in early September (12-16) and classes after that week run in three-day blocks (Thursday – Saturday) per month from October to May, with two three-day blocks in October (early and late). The programme will be delivered at Milltown Park, Dublin.
- Journeying with s/Spirit
- Spirituality, Social Concern and Gender
- Contemplative Psychology
- Spirituality, Authenticity and Method
- Contemporary Spiritual Writers
- Spiritual Accompaniment Process
- 12 months
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- Applicants for the MA in Applied Spirituality should hold a minimum of an NFQ Level 8 degree in a field of study related to the programme such as, theology, philosophy, humanities, human sciences or similar discipline. Applicants will normally have familiarity with language of spirituality and will have demonstrable experience in the field through, for instance, attendance at retreats, prayer practice, pilgrimage or other such activities. Normally candidates are subject to a pre-entry interview.
- Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have relevant work experience and study may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.
- Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.
International11500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6400 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Waterford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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