Summary information



Colleges where it can be studied
  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Yarra Theological Union


Overseas students


AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study load
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Study mode
  • Online
  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

Eighteen months full-time or up to four and a half years part-time.

Cost of study

The Master of Education and Theology requires completion of 9 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per standard unit or $15,840 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Master of Education and Theology enables students to apply advanced knowledge of the nexus between education and theology in professional practice contexts such as faith-based schools and prepares them for further learning in these disciplines.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Education and Theology:

  1. have mastery of educational and theological concepts which underpin the practice and mission of faith-based learning contexts
  2. have skills to reflect critically on professional practice in faith-based learning contexts, informed by education and theological theory
  3. apply insights from the dialogue between education and theology to generate and evaluate complex concepts in professional practice and further learning
  4. have communication and technical research skills to investigate, interpret and justify theoretical propositions and professional decisions in faith-based learning contexts
  5. apply relevant skills in the disciplines of education and theology through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.
Follow on study


Admission dates
  • Admissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021.
  • Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.
Admission criteria

Applicants must have:

  • an undergraduate degree
  • have obtained a qualification recognised for teacher registration in Australia
  • have two years of full-time teaching experience or part-time equivalent
How to Apply

Course structure

The Master of Education and Theology consists of 216 points comprised of:

  • Either DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue or one of DE9663Y / DR9663Y / DM9663Y Leadership for Mission in a Catholic School
  • 24 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • 24 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education
  • 24 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 24 points that integrates education and theology or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis on a related theme, as approved by an Academic Dean
  • Further units at postgraduate level.

provided that at least 96 points of Postgraduate Elective units are included.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown


Black trencher


Stewart Blue with a light blue ribbon

Where to get further information

Enquire about this course

  • Please select the relevant student option. If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field "Overseas students" in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for this course.