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;
- Bridging visas and Training Visas (Subclass 407), please check Home Affairs for the visa that is relevant to you.
- If you are on a Student Visa (Subclass 500) to study in Australia you must study full-time.
- You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
- If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.
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.
Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies:
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
- 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
- articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in theology 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, capstone experience, or piece of scholarship.
The Master of Theological Studies consists of 288 points comprised of:
a) 72 points of Postgraduate Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields
b) 120 points of Postgraduate Elective units
c) Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
d) Further units at postgraduate level.
The standard full-time duration of the Master of Theological Studies is two years. The Master of Theological Studies must be completed in not less than two years and not more than six years from the date on which the course is commenced.
|Standard full-time||2 years|
|Maximum part-time||6 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.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
The Master of Theological Studies requires completion of 12 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.