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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 Postgraduate Elective units
c) Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
d) Further units at postgraduate level.

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  • DurationTwo years full-time or up to six years part-time
  • Structure12 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,732 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2022 close on Friday 11 February 2022. Admissions for second semester 2022 close on Friday 15 July 2022.

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

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Course 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. Summer School

  • DL8198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DS8193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA9392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CT9126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester: 3. Winter School

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9123B Deutero-Isaiah

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT9149B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT9298B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • DL9115B Preaching and Narrative

  • DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP8195B Introduction to Leadership in Ministry

  • DP9303B Children's Ministry

  • XX9135B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: 5. Full Year

  • DP9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

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

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