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Theological Studies, MA long-cycle 5 year programme

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Registration - non-EU applicants

Career opportunities

Theology degree develops skills and qualifications which allow graduates:

  • to teach religion in all types of schools; work for websites, journals, radio and TV Catholic channels; work for Catholic organizations, associations and foundations; engage in the activities of social organizations respecting Christian values; act as leaders of Catholic movements and associations.
  • our graduates possess advanced knowledge of Humanities and Social Studies, they acquire extensive knowledge of Christianity and Catholicism in historical, biblical, dogmatic, moral, liturgical, legal and pastoral aspects.

Theology graduates:

  • can progress to PhD programmes
  • can apply to post-graduate courses


Work placements

  • obligatory: pedagogical practice and voluntary work for religious events (retreats, festivals, summer camps for children and youth)
  • engagement in church institutions and NGOs: (e.g. Caritas, Fundacja “Szczęśliwe Dzieciństwo”, Church Renewal Movements, etc.)
  • in cooperation with external partners: students organise and coordinate scientific, cultural and religious events as members of Faculty student organizations: Student Self-government at the Faculty of Theology, The Scientific Circle of Theologians at KUL as well as other university organizations like Academic Pastoral Centre, ITP Theatre, Academic League, Student’s Circle for Entrepreneurship, etc.

Skills acquired by Theology graduates

  • skills for interrelating individual topics in particular branches of theology on the basis of the developed knowledge and skills in ethics, philosophy and theology
  • skills for taking action in compliance with ethical standards
  • skills for comprehending and analysing new and emerging forms of religious beliefs and practices
  • skills for using theological knowledge in professional and social contexts

  • ability to adapt one’s presentation methodology to the audience needs and abilities
  • ability to select effective means of communication including voice techniques in order to achieve desired expressive outcomes
  • ability to prepare plans and materials for larger catechetical teams
  • acknowledging differences and opposition in viewpoints on social and religious issues

  • knowledge of foreign languages at B2 level
  • knowledge of specialist theological language and texts (realised through language courses in English for Theologians and a course in Latin which covers ecclesial vocabulary and courses in Greek and Hebrew which concentrate on Biblical vocabulary)

  • ICT skills in education and evangelisation.

  • skills for researching, analysing and processing information from multiple sources
  • skills for defining and solving problems.

  • skills for practical application of the hard and soft skills acquired.


Education requirements

Secondary School Diploma and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.