Colleges where it can be studied
- Eva Burrows College
- Pilgrim Theological College
- St Athanasius College
- Stirling Theological College
- Trinity College Theological School
- Whitley College
- Yarra Theological Union
Level 9 – Masters Degree
- Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
Three years full-time or up to nine years part-time.
Cost of study
The Master of Divinity requires completion of 18 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2020 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.
What this course is about
The Master of Divinity is a primary theological degree for students with a degree in another area. The Master of Divinity enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity and its associated disciplines in ministry contexts. Students broaden their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Divinity:
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
- have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of their implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
- articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.
Follow on study
Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.
- Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.
- Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
How to apply
The Master of Divinity consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) not less than 48 points in at least one biblical or associated language
b) not less than 120 points and not more than 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational units, including:
- 48 points in Field B
- 48 points in Field C
- 24 points in Field D
b) not less than 192 points and not more than 240 points of Postgraduate Elective units, including:
- 24 points in Field B
- 24 points in Field C
- 24 points in Field D
c) either a Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or RQ9748M Minor Thesis.
Black Masters gown
Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 24 Master of Divinity, or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
- For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
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