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
Level 9 – Masters Degree
- Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
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 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 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:
- 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.
Follow on study
Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis to a specified standard may be eligible for admission to higher degrees 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 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 the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
d) Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.
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Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 21 Master of Theological Studies, or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
- For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
- Compare Universities using the Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website.