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Master of Divinity

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study for this course

This course is available to overseas students residing in Australia and overseas students studying overseas.

  • If residing in Australia, you will require a visa that allows study and note any conditions specified.  These visas include;
      • You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
  • If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.

Overview

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 outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Divinity:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
  3. 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
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.

Course structure

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

c)  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

d)    either a Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or RQ9748M Minor Thesis.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    The Salvation Army
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Coptic Orthodox
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Anglican
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    Standard full-time 3 years
    Maximum part-time 9 years

    Pathways to future study

    Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

    Fee summary

    The Master of Divinity requires completion of 18 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $2,732 per standard unit or $16,392 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.

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