Taught course

Catholic Social Teaching

Newman University · Department of Theology

Entry requirements

Learn more via the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

Aimed primarily at those who are actively engaged in promoting social justice and the common good, this programme supports reflective study of the theology of Catholic Social Teaching. You will study the principles of Catholic Social Teaching in their historical, political and ethical contexts, explore the theologies of God, human personhood and the wider cosmos that underpin this teaching, while reflecting on how these can continue to be developed through consideration of your own professional experience. The programme will therefore help to support your own work in Catholic Social Teaching as well as giving you a formal academic qualification.

  • Part-time only
  • 2 modules (30 credits each)
  • Can be taken as Professional Graduate (level 6) or Postgraduate Certificate (level 7)
  • Modules taken each year depend on year of entry
  • In one module (either Ethics or Constructing Theologies, depending on the year of entry) students have face-to-face sessions with students on the MA in Theology. They will have separate online interaction focused on Catholic Social Teaching.
  • The Catholic Social Teaching PG-Cert is a stand-alone award. Students cannot use credits from the CST Certificate towards an MA award.
  • A successful Catholic Social Teaching Certificate could, however, strengthen an application for an MA degree, especially if an applicant doesn’t have a first degree in theology or a related subject.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Louise Hickman