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Our Master's degree in Applied Catholic Theology provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology while developing the necessary skills and aptitudes to apply Catholic theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world. The programme will include studies in Scripture, Doctrine, Christian Spirituality, Catholic Social Teaching, and Ethics.
- This part-time, two-year programme provides an excellent opportunity for Catholics and non-Catholics at any stage of life to advance their understanding of applied Catholic theology
- Equips students with formalised theological literacy for an academic context across a broad range of practically orientated subdisciplines
- Enables students to connect facets of prior lived experience with systematic theological discussion
- Facilitates the application of theological learning and skills to practical situations in a range of contextual settings
Why study Applied Catholic Theology (Edinburgh)?
The MA in Applied Catholic Theology is designed to provide both a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology while also developing the necessary skills and aptitudes to apply Catholic theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world.
The Theology grouping within the St Mary’s Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts specialises in academic study with a strong ecclesial orientation, utilising the cutting-edge research of our leading academics, combined with the University’s mission focus of service to the Church and society.
We are committed to encouraging as broad a demographic as possible to enrich their lives of faith and prayer with academic reflection and study in an environment of open inquiry and faithful intellectual exploration.
Why St Mary's?
Founded in 1850, St Mary's has a long and distinguished history as a Catholic institution. St Mary’s Institute of Theology is a highly-respected and research-active institution, which houses the Mater Ecclesiae College, established in 1614.
Our founding values are inspired by the teachings of St John Henry Newman, promoting higher education and developing individuals to create a more humane, just and sustainable world. St Mary’s success lies in the flexible structure of our courses, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching offered.
You will apply your learning to practical situations, using your knowledge to drive change, whilst engaging in contemporary debates.
Dr Susan Longhurst
Course Lead - Applied Catholic Theology