Master of Arts (Theology) - accelerated pathway
1Year Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
4Max Years Part Time
Designed to provide graduates in Theology or Ministry, including those who are practitioners in ministry, the opportunity to undertake study at coursework Masters level, thus consolidating and enhancing the areas of speciality, or proceeding to new areas of professional and vocational expertise, on the foundation of their first degree in Theology or Ministry. The course will include an introduction to the research principles and methods applicable to the specialised study of Theology.
32 credit points over 1 year (F/T)
- 20 cps in LA, BB, OT, NT, TH, CH and/or PE, including a 4 cps (7,000 word) minor project (**782, an 8 cp (14,000 word) major project (**795) or capstone experience
- 12 cps electives from any unit field
Units in this course are completed at 700 level.
Notice of changing course
This page reflects the current course structure.
This course is being retired on 31/12/2019.
- There will be no new course enrolments after 31/12/2019.
- Students still enrolled in the course on 31/12/2019 have the option to transfer immediately to another coursework masters degree. Transitioning students would be given extra concession regarding the course regulations at the discretion of the ACT Registrar so that they are not disadvantaged in terms of the total volume of learning required for the transitioned course.
- Students are permitted to continue in the course until the end of 2021 if they maintain continuous enrolment of at least one unit per semester in 2020-2021 until completion. Continuing students would need to take:
- The remainder of their course would be completed at Level 8 and Level 9.
- All students need to complete at least 4cps (“12cps” in 2020 credit point system) at Level 9 including either a project or a capstone experience.
- As a transitional arrangement for these students, students enrolled in the “standard pathway” course are required to achieve a total of at least 46cps (“138cps” in 2020 credit point system) for the completion of the course.
- As a transitional arrangement for these students, students enrolled in the “accelerated pathway” course are required to achieve a total of at least 30cps (“90cps” in 2020 credit point system) for the completion of the course.
- No units can be undertaken in these course after 31/12/2021, and students still enrolled at that point in time are to transition into another course.
Academic Qualifications: An AQF level 8 or 9 award including at least three years of full-time study (or the part-time equivalent) in Ministry or Theology.
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking.
Provisional Admission: Provisional candidature granted to those holding ThL with a GPA of at least 2.0 as well as a university degree, conditional upon passing four 400 level units (16cps) with a 2.0 GPA. Provisional candidates will be required to pass their first two units for their candidature to be confirmed. No distinction is made between full and part-time students.
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students.
Discipline Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate up-to-date specialised knowledge and understanding of Theology in the fields of Bible and Languages and Christian Thought & History, including the spiritual and ethical implications
- Discuss the research principles and methods used in the fields of Bible and Languages and Christian Thought & History
Inquiry and Analysis
- Utilise and reflect upon prior knowledge and experience, and use and reflect critically on current specialised Theology knowledge, ideas and practice
Problem Solving and Integration
- Integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a wider range of sources and contexts in the investigation of specialised problems and issues in Theology scholarship and practice
- Plan and execute a research project or capstone experience by asking questions and identifying problems and using appropriate Theology research principles and methods
- Present specialised Theology ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, professional as well as non-professional audiences using a variety of formats
Teamwork and Professional Practice
- As leader and in groups, apply specialised Theology understanding in formal ministry contexts and the wider community
Engagement With the World
- Bring enhanced professional and vocational capacity to engagement with the challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous Learning and Development
- Demonstrate readiness for research at a higher level in capacity for wide reading, analytical rigour and independent thinking
$9,120 per semester for full-time (16cp) domestic students. For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Max cps per semester: 24
- Max cps in successive semesters: 40
- Ability successfully to negotiate the content and demands of a number of units in a specialised field of study in which theological insights are brought to bear upon the graduate's ministry context.
- Demonstration of knowledge and competence of skills in the analysis of texts and ideas.
- Demonstration of wide reading, intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour at early postgraduate level such that the potential for research at masters level is emerging.
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