Master of Arts (Theology) - standard pathway
1.5Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
6Max 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.
48 credit points over 1.5 years (F/T)
- 30cps in LA, BB, OT, NT, TH, CH and/or PE, including either a 6 cps (8,000 word) minor project (**783), a 12 cps (16,000 word) major project (**796) or capstone experience
- 18 cps electives from any unit field.
Units in this course are completed at 700 level.
Academic Qualifications: ACT BMin or BTh or equivalent
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
1. Demonstrate up-to-date specialised knowledge and understanding of Theology in the fields of ‘Bible and Languages’ and ‘Christian Thought’, including the spiritual and ethical implications
2. Discuss the research principles and methods used in the fields of ‘Bible and Languages’ and ‘Christian Thought’
Inquiry and Analysis
3. 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
4. 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
5. Plan and execute a research project or capstone experience by asking questions and identifying problems and using appropriate Theology research principles and methods
6. 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
7. As leader and in groups, apply specialised Theology understanding in formal ministry contexts and the wider community
Engagement With the World
8. Bring enhanced professional and vocational capacity to engagement with the challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous Learning and Development
9. Demonstrate readiness for research at a higher level in capacity for wide reading, analytical rigour and independent thinking
$6,400 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
Occupational functions of graduates
- Church leaders, pastors, and other practitioners who have consolidated their studies in their first degree in theology or ministry, having had the opportunity to concentrate on one field of study throughout the course,
- Practitioners who have developed new areas of professional and vocational expertise, having built on the foundation of their first degree in theology or ministry,
- Teachers of foundational undergraduate degree units in the graduate’s area of specialisation.
- 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 graduates’ 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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