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MTS Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

The Master of Theological Studies consists of 288 points comprised of:
a) 72 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields
b) 120 points of Elective units
c) Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or a Research Essay
d) Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

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  • DurationTwo years full-time or up to six years part-time
  • Structure12 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 Theological Studies is an AQF Level 9 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 060936K)
- available online and on campus

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
- have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of 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 theology 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, capstone experience, or piece of scholarship.

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

Application for the Master of Theological Studies is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9144B Lukan Literature

  • BN9744B Lukan Literature

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9293B Reformation Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9297B The Triune God

  • CT9796B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9797B The Triune God

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL8198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP9145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DP9746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS9127B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • DS9727B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • XT9131B Capstone Unit: Wesleyan Thought and Practice

Semester 2

  • AL8741B New Testament Greek A

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA8791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9143B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BN9302B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN9398B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • BN9702B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN9798B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT9126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT9726B Christ and Salvation

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA9193B Social and Community Services 1

  • DA9793B Social and Community Services 1

  • DP8195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9146B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DP9303B Children's Ministry

  • DP9703B Children's Ministry

  • DS8193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

  • XP9133B Capstone Unit: Pastoral Ministry

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates who have completed a Research Essay to a specified standard may be eligible for admission to higher degrees by research.

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