Summary information

Postnominals

MTS

CRICOS code

096386E

Colleges where it can be studied

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Cost of study

The Master of Theological Studies requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $2,448 per standard unit or $14,688 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 Theological Studies enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies:

  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, or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study

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

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019.
Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Theological Studies consists of 288 points comprised of:

a)    72 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields

b)    120 points of Elective units

c)    Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or a Research Essay

d)    Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Light Pink with a white ribbon

Where to get further information

Enquire about this course

  • Admission Type: Overseas or Domestic Student * REQUIRED
    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.