🎓 Curso de introducción a la teología | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

El curso de Enseñanza Católica diseñado para la obtención de la DECA según la regulación de la CEE. Tiene como objetivo formar a maestros de Religión.

Introduction to Theology Course
Course title

Introduction to Theology Course

Academic area

Education and Humanities


8 months




on-site / online



Student profile 

Anyone interested in basic theological training in accordance with the Magisterium of the Church. The course does not require any previous studies.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

For more information

Calendar and timetables

Taught online with the option to watch the recorded classes at any other time, at the student's own pace.

Academic Calendar



Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Become a professional

The purpose of this course is to train teachers of the Catholic religion who “in addition to having the human, cultural and pedagogical competence proper to every teacher, have the vocation to make it clear that the God they speak of in the classroom is the essential reference point of their lives” (Benedict XVI).

2. DECA in the media

Nazareth TV

Tekton TV


3. Information resources

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best IT facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities carried out by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.



  • Religion, Culture and Values

  • The Christian Message

  • The Church, the Sacraments and Morality

Teaching staff

  • Dr D. Josep Maria Manresa Lamarca, pbro. PhD in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
  • Dr Antonio Macaya Pascual. Deacon, Doctor of Medicine and Graduate in Religious Sciences.

Fees and scholarships



Price: €637

 *Price valid for the 2024–2025 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.


Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:





    Two instalments per year.



    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing with CaixaBank. 



    Students have until 21 June to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and change if your circumstances change later on*

    *Deadline subject to changes in the official registration calendar.


The course offers special financial conditions for students of UAO CEU who wish to take the programme after finishing their degree studies, and also for Alumni and members of FAO.



Postgraduate and Further University Studies
Bellesguard 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 540 900
[email protected]

Quality and regulation


Anyone interested in basic theological training in accordance with the Magisterium of the Church. The course does not require any previous studies. 



  • To train and prepare future teachers of religious education, in infant and primary education, to guarantee quality Catholic religious and moral education.

  • To study in depth the importance and universality of religion in different cultures, to discover the connection between Judaism and Christianity and the defining traits of the Christian religion.

  • To promote biblical reading and handling of biblical texts: symbols, literary genres, contexts and religious intentionality of the texts.

  • To present a basic biblical theology through the great themes of the history of salvation and to assist in the understanding of the progressive revelation of God culminating in Jesus Christ, the Word incarnate.

  • To explore the manifestations of Christianity in our culture.

  • To offer an up-to-date synthesis of the essential contents of the Christian faith.

  • To provide an adequate articulation of faith with the body of knowledge.

  • To deepen the moral dimension of man in the light of the Christian message and to approach education in civic and ethical values from a Christian perspective.

  • To explore the nature of religious education in schools as a part of the educational activity of schools as a whole.

  • To study and clarify the aims, objectives and content of religious education in schools at infant and primary levels, as well as its relationship with other areas of learning.

  • To prepare students pedagogically and didactically to develop the religion curriculum at infant and primary school levels.

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