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CRICOS 096387D

Master of Theology

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 Theology enables students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theology:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of 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 theology 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, capstone experience, theological synthesis or supervised ministry project.

Course structure

The Master of Theology consists of 240 points comprised of:

a)    Up to 48 points of Postgraduate Foundational units in any discipline

b)    A Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis

c)    Further Postgraduate Elective units to make up a total of 240 points.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Lutheran
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • 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
  • Stirling Theological College

    Stirling Theological 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
  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling Theological College

    Stirling Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Master of Theology is two years. The Master of Theology must be completed in not less than three semesters and not more than five years.

    Standard full-time 2 years
    Maximum part-time 5 years

    Pathways to future study

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

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of the Bachelor of Theology or the Bachelor of Ministry or the Master of Divinity, or an equivalent theological qualification (a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma does not satisfy the admission requirements for this award).

    Fee summary

    The Master of Theology requires completion of 10 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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