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Study programme description

Academic degree
  1. The student receives the academic degree of licentiate (Master of Arts), i.e. licentiate in humanities, field of theological science, with indication of specialization (branch).
  2. The student receives the academic degree of doctorate in humanities, field of theological science, with indication of specialization (branch).
Name Postgraduate Degree Programme for Licenciate and Doctorate "Christianity and Contemporary Culture"
Issuing institution Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split, CROATIA
Duration Three-year study is organized in 6 semesters.
ECTS 180
Admission requirements

The postgraduate degree programme can be taken by all those who have completed the graduate degree programme of theology, catechetics, religious sciences or other studies of humanities at Church Institutions of Learning. For the candidates who have in graduate or undergraduate programme a greater number of courses related to theology and philosophy, but their study is insufficient for theological postgraduate degree programme, a special Faculty Board for the Postgraduate Degree Programme will determine the requirements for admission.

The candidates, who completed the four-year study of catechetics in accordance with the system valid before 2005, have to collect a certain number of credits from their undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. The Board for Postgraduate Degree Programme will determine, for each candidate, the courses that have to be signed up and taken as a condition to enter the postgraduate degree programme.

The candidates who graduated the four-year study of catechetics according to the system valid before 2005 have to collect 30 ECTS credits from the undergraduate and graduate study to sign up for the postgraduate study. The Board for Postgraduate Degree Programme will determine, after a short conversation with the candidate, the courses that he/she has to take and pass as a condition for signing up for the postgraduate study.  

For the postgraduate degree programme, besides the entry form, the candidate turns in the following documents:

  • application form addressed to the Admission Office of the CFT;
  • diploma of graduate theologian/master’s degree of theology, or diploma of graduate catechist/master’s degree of catechetics, with the mark point average very good (3,5) and above;
  • knowledge of at least one of five world languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish), and by the end of the study two foreign languages;
  • certificate of citizenship;
  • employer’s consent in writing (if the candidate is employed).
Criteria for the attendants’ selection are primarily based on the profile of philosophical-theological specialization, respecting the church and civil normative acts on scientific activities and higher education (law, statute, regulations, cannon law). The Faculty Council, on the basis of argumentation offered by the Board for Postgraduate Scientific Study, makes final decision on the enrolment of each candidate.  
Learning outcomes and competences

After completing the postgraduate degree programme, the student gains knowledge and skills for independent scientific work in the field of theology, especially in the area of the chosen subject (specialization) taken for the thesis.

After finishing the two-year specialization to reach licentiate, the student acquires competences on two levels: he/she is expected to be competent in scientific research, and on the level of instructions to be competent in teaching at theological faculties.

After the doctorate, the student is expected to have advanced in scientific maturity and mastered the method and texts of his/her specialization; that he/she has contributed to (theological) science by the thesis and has obtained the status of a scientist and by this has become qualified for further scientific- research work within the framework of his/her study area.

In consistence with the Law, the person with licentiate can be elected as assistant lecturer with obligation to complete the doctorate, while the person with the doctorate can be elected as senior assistant with obligation of advancement in science and teaching.

After completing the postgraduate degree programme at the CFT, besides the already mentioned possibilities, he/she can find a job in:

  • church institutions;
  • scientific-research institutions (institutes);
  • cultural institutions;
  • state institutions;
  • mass media communications;
  • publishing work;
  • civil society associations.

1. semestar

Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
  Individual work / 11 ects /

2. semestar

Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
  Individual work / 11 ects /

Winter semester

Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
  Individual work / 11 ects /

Summer semester

Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
Licentiate Individual work / 23 ects /

Winter semester

Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Core course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 4 ects /
Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
  Individual work / 15 ects /

Summer semester

Elective course According to the schedule for current academic year* / 8+4 hours / 3 ects /
  Individual work / 17 ects /
Doctorate Work on thesis defence / 10 ects /