Promote human dignity and social justice with our Catholic Social Teaching master’s.
Drive necessary change with our Catholic Social Teaching master’s. You’ll explore key principles, history, and contemporary issues while covering topics like:
- liberation theology
- global development
- systematic theology
A one-of-a-kind learning experience
Our Catholic Social Teaching MA is the only one taught face-to-face in the UK and Ireland.
Foundations in Catholic social teaching
Specialist teaching and support
You will learn from research-active academics committed to your wellbeing. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.
Study around your schedule
You can take our Catholic Social Teaching MA on a part-time or full-time basis, meaning you’ll study around your commitments.
Revd Dr Ashley Beck
Senior Lecturer - Pastoral Ministry
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All students will study two of the three optional modules. Full-time students will study all modules in one year.
Part-time students study the two core modules in their first year and the optional modules in year two. The dissertation can be done in the second year or possibly in a third year.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
An interview is required before entry to the programme.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
There will be five taught modules in this programme. Everyone will study the two initial core modules, and study a further two modules out of a choice of three.
There will also be a module comprising a 15,000-word dissertation. In the taught modules there will be a 5,000-word essay and a shorter piece of work such as an article review, case study, or presentation.
With our Catholic Social Teaching master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills like patience, communication, and creative problem-solving.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Catholic Social Teaching MA, PGDip, PGCert include:
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.