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The Master of Divinity is a primary theological degree for students with a degree in another area. The Master of Divinity enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity and its associated disciplines in ministry contexts. Students broaden their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

The Master of Divinity consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) not less than 168 points and not more than 192 points of Foundational units, including:
- 48 points in at least one biblical or associated language
- 48 points in field B
- 48 points in field C
- 24 points in field D
b) not less than 148 points and not more than 240 points of Elective units, including:
- 24 points in field B
- 24 points in field C
- 24 points in field D
c) either a Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or a Research Essay.

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  • DurationThree years full-time or up to nine years part-time
  • Structure18 standard postgraduate units, including 1 capstone or research unit
  • Fees$2,448 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019. Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

The Master of Divinity is an AQF Level 9 Masters Degree. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 042692G)
- available online and on campus

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Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Divinity
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
- have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of their implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
- articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.

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Master of Divinity summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Master of Divinity is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at



Semester 1

  • AL9509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • CH9125B Christianity in Australian History

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9795B Salvation Today

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN9797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH8791B Introduction to Christian History

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.

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