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Sacred Theology

University of Malta

24 months
10800 EUR/year
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This Sacred Theology programme from University of Malta is meant to enable students to acquire the cognitive (analytical - understanding and interpretation), practical (evaluative and strategic - policy making and implementation) and technical skills as well as the attitudes (critical/constructive) required of those exercising pastoral ministry in today's world. 

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The Sacred Theology programme from University of Malta  of studies consists of a number of study-units, seminars, ministry placement and a dissertation. Students will be required:

  • to follow study-units in six areas of study, i.e. Fundamental Pastoral Theology, Social Ministry, Catechetics, Liturgy, Church Development, and Pastoral Counselling/Spiritual Direction,
  • to participate in seminars which give them an opportunity to study the links between one area of ministry and another and to share their ideas with the group,
  • to spend a period of their pastoral formation in ministry placement, to enable them to get 'experience' in different fields of pastoral ministry,
  • to compose a dissertation, in a way which reflects their ability to think critically and focus clearly on an area of pastoral concern, utilising research methodology and pastoral resources.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

This canonical degree is recognised as an academic degree which enables one to teach in a major seminary or equivalent school and which is therefore required for this purpose (Cf Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana).

Holders of this degree are eligible to register for third cycle programmes leading to a Doctoral Degree in Sacred Theology (S.Th.D).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Building the Ecclesial Community
  • Social Ministry in a Global Perspective
  • Pastoral Theology: History, Method, Basic Concepts
  • Specific Areas in Liturgy (Homiletics and Confession)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Theology (S.Th.B.) or equivalent obtained with at least Cum Laude, or
  • a qualification considered by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, as being comparable to the qualifications listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:

  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
  • Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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