Master of Church History

Summary information

Course title

Master of Church History





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic 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 Church History 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 Church History enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in church history 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 Church History:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in church history, and of the relation of church history to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical skills applicable to church history
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of church history texts and authors, 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 church history to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological, historical 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 Church History consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 45 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields, where one of the disciplines is Church History
  • 60 points of Elective units in the discipline of Church History
  • 15 points of Elective units in any discipline
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in the discipline of Church History or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units

provided that at least 120 points are taken in the discipline of Church History.

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.