Master of Biblical Studies

Summary information

Course title

Master of Biblical Studies





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


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

Cost of study

The Master of Biblical Studies requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 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 Biblical Studies enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in biblical studies in relation to broader theological studies. 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 Biblical Studies:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in biblical studies, and of the relation of biblical studies to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including exegetical and analytical skills applicable to biblical studies
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on biblical texts, with awareness of implications for and applications to 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 biblical studies to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological, exegetical and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 45 points of Foundational units including 15 points in Old Testament, 15 points in New Testament, and 15 points in a discipline other than Biblical Studies
  • 30 points of either Biblical Hebrew or New Testament Greek
  • 60 points of Elective units in Biblical Studies
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in Biblical Studies or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • 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 your course.