Master of Education and Theology

Summary information

Course title

Master of Education and Theology





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


Eighteen months full-time or up to four and a half years part-time.

Cost of study

The Master of Education and Theology requires completion of 9 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 Education and Theology enables students to apply advanced knowledge of the nexus between education and theology in professional practice contexts such as faith-based schools and prepares them for further learning in these disciplines.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Education and Theology:

  1. have mastery of educational and theological concepts which underpin the practice and mission of faith-based learning contexts
  2. have skills to reflect critically on professional practice in faith-based learning contexts, informed by education and theological theory
  3. apply insights from the dialogue between education and theology to generate and evaluate complex concepts in professional practice and further learning
  4. have communication and technical research skills to investigate, interpret and justify theoretical propositions and professional decisions in faith-based learning contexts
  5. apply relevant skills in the disciplines of education and theology 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

Applicants must have:

  • an undergraduate degree
  • have obtained a qualification recognised for teacher registration in Australia
  • have two years of full-time teaching experience or part-time equivalent

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Education and Theology consists of 135 points comprised of:

  • Either DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue or one of DE9663Y / DR9663Y / DM9663Y Leadership for Mission in a Catholic School
  • 15 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • 15 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education
  • 15 points in the discipline of Education or the discipline of Religious Education or the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points that integrates education and theology or a Research Essay on a related theme, as approved by an academic dean
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units

provided that at least 60 points of Elective units are included.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown


Black trencher


Stewart Blue with a light blue ribbon

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.