🎓 Diploma in Thomistic Studies | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The Diploma in Thomistic Studies is an introductory course to Saint Thomas Aquinas' thought based on the commented readings of his work. 

Diploma in Thomistic Studies

Diploma in Thomistic Studies

Academic Area

Education and Humanities


4 years (120 hours)






On-site and online classes

Student profile

People interested in finding out about the philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Catechists, religion teachers, pastoral workers.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to June. Tuesday from 18.30 h to 19.45 h.

Academic Calendar

Understand the fundamental principles of Thomistic philosophy.

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. The work of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Diploma in Thomistic Studies is a course which introduces the thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas based on a discussion of his most famous piece of work: Summa Theologica. The course is split into three parts and classes are held at the Fundación Balmesiana (Duran i Bas 9, Barcelona).

2. Faculty

Our faculty is composed by well-known professionals with a wide teaching and professional experience.

3. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

Study Plan

  • First year
    Commented reading of the First Part of the "Summa Theologica" (4 ECTS).
  • Second year
    Commented reading of the Second Part of the "Summa Theologica" (4 ECTS).
  • Third year
    Commented reading of the Third Part of the "Summa Theologica" (4 ECTS).


Academic manager

PhD. Enrique Martínez, director of the Instituto Santo Tomás de Balmesiana and ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas.

Programme coordinator

PhD. Martín Echavarría, director of the Psychology Department of the Abat Oliba CEU University.


  • PhD. Martín F. Echavarría.
  • PhD. Enrique Martínez.
  • PhD. Joan Antoni Mateo.


Prices and scholarships


An academic year: €100*
The whole diploma: €300*

*Price for the 2021-22 academic year

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.


Instituto Santo Tomás (Fundación Balmesiana)
Duran i Bas 9. 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 933026840
[email protected]

Quality and regulations


  • People who are interested in finding out about Saint Saint Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy.
  • Catechists, religion teachers, pastoral workers.



  • Read Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica
  • Get acquainted with Thomistic philosophy.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of Thomistic philosophy.
  • Familiarise yourself with the studies of Doctors of the Church.

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