Master of Intercultural Studies - accelerated pathway
1Year Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
4Max Years Part Time
Designed to provide graduates in Theology and/or Ministry an opportunity to undertake specialized study at coursework Masters level in intercultural studies with a view to:
- broadening and deepening intercultural ministry concepts and practice
- enabling Christians who are currently engaged in some form of ministry across cultures to reflect on that ministry in the light of biblical and current missiological perspectives and issues
The course will include an introduction to the research principles and methods applicable to the specialized study of missiology.
32 credit points over 1 year (F/T)
- 4 cps Contextualisation of theology and ministry practice (EM780-4)
- 4 cps The gospel, cultural anthropology, and ethnographic methods (EM705-4)
- 4 cps Making disciples across cultures (EM709-4)
- 4 cps Developing resilience and spiritual maturity in cross cultural ministry (EM708-4)
One of the following units:
- 4 cps Developing leaders across cultures (EM703-4)
- 4 cps Ministry in culturally diverse teams (EM752-4)
- 4 cps Cross cultural church planting (EM712-4)
- 4 cps Christian ministry in Islamic contexts (EM707-4)
- 4 cps Transformational development (711-4)
- 4 cps Effective Christian education across cultures (EM706-4)
Compulsory Project or Capstone:
- A minor project in intercultural studies focusing on an area of their choice that is related to their current ministry (EM782); OR
- A specially designed integrative capstone experience unit focused on intercultural studies; OR
- Research Method (RM095-4) and a major project in intercultural studies (EM795)
Depending on the choice of capstone / project, students will have between zero and 8 cps of elective units:
- Elective units at 700 level (4 cps each) 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 changing in 2020. From 1/1/2020, the course will require 12cps (“36cps” in new 2020 credit point structure) of units at Level 9.
- All projects and capstone units completed prior to the end of 2019 at 600 level are deemed equivalent to Level 9.
- All new and continuing students are hereby advised that the course structure is changing as outlined above. All students who continue into 2020 and beyond will need to complete 12cps (“36cps” in 2020 credit point structure) at Level 9 or the remainder of the credit points required for their course at level 9, whichever is lower.
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.
Discipline Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate up-to-date specialised knowledge and understanding of intercultural ministry concepts and practice
- Discuss the research principles and methods used in the discipline of Missiology
Inquiry and Analysis
- Utilise and reflect upon prior knowledge and experience, and use and reflect critically on current specialised missiological knowledge, ideas and practice
Problem Solving and Integration
- Integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a wide range of sources and contexts in the investigation of specialised problems and issues arising in intercultural ministry
- Plan and execute a research project or capstone experience by asking questions and identifying problems related to intercultural ministry and using appropriate Missiology research principles and methods
- Present specialised Missiology ideas, knowledge and principles in relation to intercultural ministry practice to, and engage with, professional as well as nonprofessional audiences using a variety of formats
Teamwork and Professional Practice
- As a leader and in groups, apply specialised missiological understanding to intercultural ministry contexts and the wider community
Engagement with the World
- Bring enhanced professional and vocational capacity to engage with the challenges of contemporary global Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous Learning and Development
- Demonstrate readiness for research at a higher level in capacity for wide reading, analytical rigor 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: 20
- Ability to negotiate successfully 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, and issues in intercultural ministry.
- 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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