Applied Christian Spirituality

Degree: Master
University: Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy , Faculty: Department of Spirituality
City: Dublin , Country: Ireland
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline 31 July
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Aims of the programmeThe MA in Applied Christian Spirituality builds on what has already been learnt in the Higher Diploma in Applied Christian Spirituality, by enabling candidates to acquire the practical and research skills necessary to understand, teach, and accompany others in a variety of contexts. Candidates are trained to approach current issues in spirituality contextually and in a theologically informed way. The general aims of the programme are as follows:

    o to build on the self-reflective skills already acquired in the Higher Diploma;
    o to further develop the capacity of candidates to be spiritual sources of social transformation
    o to train participants further in the skills and knowledge necessary to transfer theologically informed spiritual practices to daily life situations;
    o to develop further participants' knowledge of the western Judeo-Christian tradition.

    Mode of DeliveryCandidates will be enabled to achieve the learning outcomes through the following teaching and learning methodologies: lectures; guided reading; book reviews; research papers; integration journal; integration triads; counseling journal; conferences; small and large group discussion and sharing; peer presentations, and the research project.

    Modes of AssessmentAssessment procedures will provide for a flexible, learner-centred framework incorporating the forms outlined below, quality assurance, and a coherent range of pathways through the Programme. Assessment modes include: book report essay or class presentation (individual or group); self- evaluation of skills learning; research project of 15,000 words; final oral interview.

    The individual modules are as follows:o SUMMER SCHOOL
    Research Methods in Spirituality
    Contemplative Psychology
    Spirituality, Social Concern & Gender
    12th - 14th Century Spiritualities
    16th - 17th Century Spiritualities
    Prayer Forms
    Group Spiritual Mentoring
    Programme Integration
    Research Skills
    Research Colloquium
    Research Project


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