Catholic Social Teaching at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

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. Why study Catholic Social Teaching? 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. Why St Mary's? St Mary's University has a Catholic ethos. Moreover, since its foundation in the 19th century it has had a consistent vocation to serve the Church in its poorest communities: Catholic Social teaching witnesses to what is called 'the preferential option for the poor', so St Mary's is the obvious place to study the subject.


Core Modules: Catholic social teaching applied; principles and history of catholic social teaching; dissertation. Optional: Christian charities and ecumenism; global development, the environment and the market; theologies of liberation and political theology.

Assessment method

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.

Entry requirements

Previous degree required. An interview is required before entry to the programme. 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 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9300 Year 1
Scotland £9300 Year 1
Wales £9300 Year 1
EU £16350 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Catholic Social Teaching at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS