Length: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)
Preparing for degree: Master of Arts in Theology
Entry requirements: Master 1 in Religious Studies or Master 1 in Theology (or equivalent)
Choose 4 courses and 1 research seminar from below - to be approved by the Director of Studies
YEAR 2 OF THE MASTER’S IN THEOLOGY - CONCENTRATION: THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
The second year of the Master’s in Theology (M2, Master 2) - Concentration: Theological Studies provides a specialized training in the theological field. It allows the student to specialize in the knowledge of the great dogmatic themes: Christology, Trinitarian Theology, Ecclesiology, Sacraments... To this end, the student is invited to examine the history of the development of dogma, through the great conciliar debates, magisterial reference texts and the study of the great theologians.
During this year, the student writes a research thesis under the direction of a qualified professor, which he or she is required to defend before a jury. The thesis is to be of 350 000 characters - (including spaces). Successful completion of the Master’s degree would enable students to teach and to go on to PhD studies.
The program is structured into:
- an Educational component with specialized courses and interactive online seminars
- a Research component with a thesis, supervised by a research director
Courses and assignments
Online seminars and assignments
The courses available for the Master 2 in Theology program - Concentration: Theological Studies can be seen below, with a detailed description for each one. The student should choose their courses after completing the administrative registration application and this choice will be validated by the Board of Studies.
The pedagogy of Domuni does not rely solely on reading. The interactive seminars are regularly offered for Master’s students. These are research seminars where students work synchronously: the seminars take place at fixed times and all participants study at the same time. Seminars are an opportunity for real dialogue-based research, led by a professor. The findings from seminars can lead to publication in Telos, the university’s journal.
ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE
Each course is evaluated by
- a 10-question quiz
- a long paper (10-15 pages)
At the end of the academic year
- The thesis defense concludes the MA 2.
In addition to the fact that students can take more time and study one academic year over two calendar years, examinations, since the Covid 19 pandemic, can be done by videoconferencing, in front of the jury. For the thesis defense, assessments last one hour and are recorded. This arrangement helps to protect the environment (by avoiding travel), to save time and money and of course to avoid transmitting the Covid 19 virus.
It is also worth noting that enrollment happens daily. As soon as the registration process is completed, students receive a code that allows them to access the Domoodle teaching platform and begin studying. As mentioned above, each academic year can be spread over two calendar years without the need to re-enroll or pay tuition fees again.
List of Courses
The modern epistemological problem has two aspects:
1. The opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error. We find this basically in Descartes and Kant.
2. The conflict between science and science or that of contemporary and classic physics and not an opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error.
The course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present.
The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present. Attention will be given to the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.