Admissions criteria

- Diploma of pre-university studies (Classic Maturity, Master Degree, etc.).

- Bachelor of Philosophy at a Faculty of Church Studies or Certificate with completed philosophical studies.

- Knowledge of the Latin language and modern language to allow the current use of theological and ecclesiastical sources.

- Certification of at least "Level B2" European Standard or its equivalent for English

Curriculum Overview

The complete course of theology lasts for four years or eight semesters.  The academic year is of nine months' duration, 9including the days of the examinations, and is divided into two semesters (From STS Academic Regulations 11.1)

Curriculum

Note: Some of the optional courses are compulsory for specified groups of students as required by their Congregations. The Salesian Studies courses are compulsory for Salesian students. Some other courses are compulsory for the Missionaries of Africa. 

Key:
m – main subjects
s – secondary subjects
c – compulsory courses
o – optional courses
Dip - Diploma

RA0100. SACRED SCRIPTURE OT (33 ECTS)

RA0101. Inspiration – Canon – Ermeneutics (5 ECTS) m c
RA0102. Biblical Archaeology, History and Geography (5 ECTS) m c
RA0103. OT Exegesis: Pentateuch and Historical Books (8 ECTS) m c
RA0104. OT Exegesis: Prophetic Books (5 ECTS) m c
RA0105. OT Exegesis: Wisdom Books and Psalms (5 ECTS) m c
RA0106. Biblical Hebrew 1 (5 ECTS) m c
RA0107. Biblical Hebrew 2 (3 ECTS) s o
RA0108. Biblical Hebrew 3 (3 ECTS) s o

RA0200. SACRED SCRIPTURE NT (29 ECTS)

RA0201. NT Exegesis: Synoptic Gospels and Acts (8 ECTS) m c
RA0202. NT Exegesis: Pauline and Apostolic Letters (8 ECTS) m c
RA0203. NT Exegesis: Johannine Writings (8 ECTS) m c
RA0205. Biblical Greek 1 (5 ECTS) m c
RA0206. Biblical Greek 2 (3 ECTS) s o
RA0207. Biblical Greek 3 (3 ECTS) s o

RA0300. FUNDAMENTAL THEOLOGY (19 ECTS)

RA0301. Fundamental Theology (8 ECTS) m c
RA0312. Theology of Religions & Missiology (5 ECTS) m/Dip c
RA0303. Introduction to Judaism (3 ECTS) m c
RA0304. Introduction to Islam (3 ECTS) m c
RA0305. Studies in Islam 1 (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA0306. Theology for Africa: Themes and Readings (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA0307. African Religions and Theology of Religions (5 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA0308. Seminar in Missiology (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA0309. Studies of Islam 2: Contemporary Movements in Islam (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr

RA0400. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I (23 ECTS)

RA0401. Mystery of God (5 ECTS) m c
RA0402. Christology and Mariology (8 ECTS) m c
RA0403. Theological Anthropology 1 (5 ECTS) m c
RA0404. Theological Anthropology 2 (5 ECTS) m c

RA0500. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II (24 ECTS)

RA0501. Ecclesiology (6 ECTS) m/Dip c
RA0502. Ecumenism (3 ECTS) m/Dip c
RA0503. Eschatology (3 ECTS) m c
RA0507. Sacraments 1 (6 ECTS) m c
RA0505. Sacraments 2 (6 ECTS) m c
RA0506. Specialized Topics in Ecumenism (5 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr

RA0600. MORAL THEOLOGY (24 ECTS)

RA0606. Fundamental Moral Theology (6 ECTS) m c
RA0602. Bioethics (5 ECTS) m c
RA0603. Moral Theology of Virtue (3 ECTS) m c
RA0604. Sexual and Family Moral Theology (5 ECTS) m c
RA0605. Social Moral Theology (5 ECTS) m c

RA0700. LITURGY (15 ECTS)

RA0704. Introduction to Liturgy & Liturgical-Sacramental Theology (5 ECTS) m c
RA0702. Liturgical Year – Liturgy of the Hours – Liturgical Music (5 ECTS) m c
RA0703. Liturgical Ministry and Homiletics (5 ECTS) m c

RA0800. PATROLOGY AND CHURCH HISTORY (24 ECTS)

RA0801. Patrology 1: Ante-Nicene Fathers (3 ECTS) m c
RA0802. Patrology 2: Post-Nicene Fathers (3 ECTS) m c
RA0807. Church History 1: Early Period (3 ECTS) m c
RA0804. Church History 2: Mediaeval Period (5 ECTS) m c
RA0805. Church History 3: Modern Period (5 ECTS) m c
RA0806. Church History 4: Contemporary Period (5 ECTS) m c

RA0900. CANON LAW (11 ECTS)

RA0901. Canon Law 1: Introduction (3 ECTS) m c
RA0902. Canon Law 2: Book II of CIC (3 ECTS) m c
RA0905. Canon Law 3: Books III-VII of CIC (5 ECTS) m c

RA1000. SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY (12 ECTS)

RA1001. Spiritual Theology (3 ECTS) m c
RA1012. Theology of Consecrated life (3 ECTS) m c
RA1003. Don Bosco - Founder (3 ECTS) s o/c for SDB
RA1004. Salesian Spirituality (3 ECTS) s o/c for SDB
RA1005. Salesian Youth Ministry (3 ECTS) s o/c for SDB
RA1006. Forms of the Salesian Vocation (3 ECTS) s o/c for SDB
RA1007. M.Afr Studies 1: Charism and Identity of the M.Afr (2 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA1008. M.Afr Studies 2: Charism through decisions of Chapters (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA1009. M.Afr Studies 3: Outstanding Missionary Personalities (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr

RA1100. PASTORAL THEOLOGY (12 ECTS)

RA1101. Introduction to Pastoral Theology (3 ECTS) m c
RA1102. Catechetics (3 ECTS) s/Dip c
RA1103. Social Communication Ministry (3 ECTS) s c
RA1104. Pastoral Ministry of the Sacrament of Penance (3 ECTS) s c
RA1105. Pastoral Studies 1: Workshop on non-violent communication (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA1106. Pastoral Studies 2: Workshop on Pastoral Counselling (3 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr
RA1107. Pastoral Studies 3: Conscientisation and Decision Making (2 ECTS) s o/c for M.Afr

RA1200. THEOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY (25 ECTS)

RA1221. Methodology (1styear) (3 ECTS) s c
RA1203. Seminar in Biblical Studies (2nd year) (5 ECTS) s c
RA1204. Seminar in Systematic Theology (3rd year) (5 ECTS) s c
RA1225. Seminar for Theological Synthesis (4th year) (2 ECTS) s c
RA1208.Topographical Visits (3 ECTS) s c
RA1209. Archaeological Excursions (5 ECTS) s c
RA1206. Italian 1 (6 ECTS) s o
RA1207. Italian 2 (6 ECTS) s o
RA1210. Latin (3 ECTS) s o

TZ1000. BACCALAUREATUS (BACHELOR'S DEGREE EXAM)

TZ1006. Bachelor’s Degree (Oral Exam) (3 ECTS)
TZ1007. Bachelor’s Degree (Written Exam) (3 ECTS)