St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This degree will give students a thorough grounding at an advanced level to the principles, history and application of Catholic Social Teaching and related disciplines. Catholic Social Teaching is an increasingly important element in Christian moral teaching, valued across different churches. This course is the first MA degree programme devoted to this subject taught face-to-face in any university in the UK and Ireland. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert. This qualification will be a good starting point for further postgraduate study in Catholic Social Teaching. It will be particularly valuable for students hoping to work as teachers, or in charities and the voluntary sector. It will also be appropriate for people working in business and the statutory sector (e.g. in relation to housing, welfare, development aid). It is suited to permanent deacons in the Catholic Church who are expected to have a specialist knowledge of this subject. It will also be appropriate for other clergy, lay ministers and catechists in the Catholic Church and other churches.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must hold a 2:2 degree and interview is required before entry to the programme.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first Language is not English, they need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6