Faculty of Theology offers four-year doctoral studies in systematic theology in English. The studies are offered to the foreign students who have a Master's Diploma in theology (or equivalent, according to Polish law and canon law of the Roman Catholic Church). Studies in the doctoral course of systematic theology deepen general knowledge in humanities, provide profound knowledge of Christianity and Roman Catholic doctrine, especially of the Catholic faith from biblical, dogmatic, moral, spiritual, ecumenical and fundamental-theological perspectives. A graduate is prepared for independent research and scholarly work in the field of Catholic theology and possesses adequate competences to fulfill various tasks in the Church and society in the domain of transmitting the faith. A graduate - after having defended a doctoral thesis - obtains a diploma of Doctor of Theology (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) and is prepared to give lectures on various issues concerning systematic theology.




The studies last four years (8 semesters), divided into two parts. The first two years are filled with lectures, conversations (workshops) and seminars (540 hours per year). At the end of the second year there is an exam required by the Congregation for Catholic Teaching. Sucessful students obtain the diploma of licentiate in theology (licentiatus in sacra theologia). Two consecutive years are focused on writing and correcting the doctoral thesis (the lectures and seminars are limited to 60 hours per year).